This Santoku Holland knife is a token of appreciation to our homeland.
The vertical spacers in the handle refer to the colors of our patriotic flag; orange, white and blue. The usual colors of the Dutch flag are red, white and blue—there’s no orange at all. But the Dutch population closely identifies with orange. They wear it on days of national pride, and their sports teams’ uniforms are almost all a bright orange hue. The reason why orange is such a prominent color in the Netherlands is that it used to be part of our flag, red was orange. Also, our royal family’s last name is ‘van Oranje Nassau’. The flag color changed over time but our royal family are still called ‘the oranges’
The handle is made from Roman Oak. This special wood has been used by the Romans to make water wells around 2000 years ago! It has recently been discovered in Veldhoven, a village in the south of the Netherlands.
The word Santoku refers to the three cutting tasks which the knife performs well: slicing, dicing, and mincing. This knife is well balanced with its center at the front of the handle.