The I.O.Shen 16cm Sahm Khom Knife can tackle both tough root vegetables and delicate herbs with the added bonus of being lighter and particularly useful at slicing and dicing meat, fruit and vegetables. Pronounced “Sam Com”, means triple sharp. The name of this knife pays homage to the Triplex Steel Technology in the blade. Other common names for this style of knife are East-West or Santoku.

This blade is a Japanese version of a chef’s knife, however it is not rocked like a chef’s knife. It features more steel at the tip of the blade, a flatter belly and no bolster. The remarkably sharp point strips through vegetables with ease.

Key Feature – Tai Tang Handle:

All the Knives in the I.O.Shen Mastergrade range have used the very latest technology to construct a blade that is not only amazingly sharp but will retain their edge for a long period of time. They have been sharpened to a 15° angle, which allows for wonderful slicing and portion control.

The unique handle design distinguishes I.O.Shen Mastergrade Knives from any other knife. It is an essential factor in achieving balance and stability.

The Tai Tang is not simply an embellishment, it is an integral part of the handle. Injection moulding means that the handle will not fall apart over time (as associated with riveted handles).

The handles are produced from a material called ebonite which is both durable and heat resistant. It is not recommended to wash these knives in a dishwasher.
Length 16cm / 160mm

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  • Always store out of the reach of children.
  • The cutting edge of I.O.Shen Mastergrade Knives is extremely hard and therefore liable to chip if they are used to chop bone or other hard objects.
  • Never store knives loose in a drawer.
  • Never leave sharp blades in washing up water.
  • Dishwasher use invalidates the I.O.Shen lifetime guarantee.
  • Hand wash, dry and immediately store your knives.

For many years, knife manufactures have been trying to use increasingly harder steel in order to achieve the ultimate cutting edge. The hardness of stainless steel is measured on a scale called Rockwell; 62° being the highest grade commercially available. However, the brittleness of such hard steel has always been a limiting factor.


I.O.Shen has overcome this problem by using a layer of super hard steel (Rockwell 62°) sandwiched between  two layers of softer stainless steel (Rockwell 10°) to produce the ultimate cutting edge. This is called Triplex Steel Technology.


I.O.Shen Sahm Khom Knife 16cm

  • Brand: I.O.Shen
  • SKU: TAG - 404
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $125.00
  • Ex Tax: $113.64

Tags: I.O.Shen, IOShen, IO Shen, Knives, Japanese Knife, Sahm Khom Knife

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