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Contemporary Sale

Contemporary Sale


CONTEMPORARY SALE - This Calphalon Contemporary item is on sale. The current price of this item reflects the savings. Offer valid through September 30, 2014.

  • 5-in. Contemporary Cutlery Santoku Knife by Calphalon

5-in. Contemporary Cutlery Santoku Knife by Calphalon

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Set of 2 Contemporary Cutlery Paring Knife Set by Calphalon

Price for both: $43.95

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Reach for the Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery 5-in. Santoku Knife whenever you need to slice, dice or mince fruits and vegetables. Calphalon Santoku knives are all-purpose knives that can handle delicate tasks like slicing fish, julienning vegetables and more robust prep work, such as carving a winter squash. Hand-forged using high-carbon no-stain German steel, this 5-inch Santoku knife is exceptionally strong, with a sharp edge that lasts--ensuring optimal performance. Superior durability also comes from the full tang, since the tang, bolster and blade are all one solid piece. Kullens along the blade edge help reduce friction and prevent sticking. Its ergonomic, contoured handle fits comfortably in your hand, helping reduce fatigue. The knife's fiberglass-reinforced polyresin material resists cracking and is easy to keep clean. With its name etched in the handle, this tool is easy to find among other knives in the block.


  • Hand-forged from high-carbon no-stain steel for superior strength and durability
  • Calphalon Santoku knife features full tang and bolster for better balance and resilience
  • Tapered blade for greater strength, maneuverability and versatility
  • Kullens on the 5-inch Santoku knife's blade reduce friction and sticking for clean, smooth slices
  • Fiberglass-reinforced, ergonomic polyresin handle
  • Name etched in end piece for easy identification
  • 5-inch Contemporary Cutlery Santoku knife comes with lifetime warranty
  • Blade Length: 5-in.
  • Cleaning & Care: Handwash. Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Material Blade: Stainless Steel
  • Material Handle: Polyresin
  • Origin: China
  • Warranty: Lifetime

  • I got this knife as a gift myself, and liked it so much I ordered five of them to give to my daughters and daughter-in-law for Christmas. Now wish I'd got one for each granddaughter too. Maybe next year.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Sharp and balanced

    This fluted Santoku knife was a great buy. A 7-inch blade makes for a better general purpose knife. This item arrived with a noticeably sharp edge. The thickness and quality of the steel was especially pleasing - not a heavy clunker

    I recommend this product.
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  • Magnificant Knife

    This was my second purchase of this knife and I have to say, it is of exceptional quality, lightweight and easy to handle. It is extremely sharp and does the job in minimal time. I think the manufacturer should consider a case as they are too sharp to leave in the drawer unprotected.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Customer Reviews for 5-in. Contemporary Cutlery Santoku Knife by Calphalon

  • Overall Rating:

    4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 20 ratings

    100% of reviewers recommend this product

    100% say this is a "good value"

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  • I will only use this shape of knife.

    This shape is the best for me. I'm buy them in all the different sizes I can get.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 22, 2014
    • By: Michele
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
  • The 5 inch santoku knife

    This is a great little knife. Not as balanced as the 7 inch but a Great knife for the size and price. I really do like this knife. I have tried different brands and this is the best. Thanks L Logan Frankfort, KY

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 18, 2013
    • By: LINDA
    • From: KY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • I got this knife as a gift myself, and liked it so much I ordered five of them to give to my daughters and daughter-in-law for Christmas. Now wish I'd got one for each granddaughter too. Maybe next year.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 18, 2012
    • By: Nancy
    • From: WI
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Calphalon at its BEST!!

    This knife was purchased as an addition to my existing Calphalon set. It has proven to be a GREAT investment! I find myself pulling out this specific knife the most because of its fit to my hand. I have better control over this knife because of the weight and fit. LOVE IT!!!

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 6, 2012
    • By: Betsy
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Katana vs Contemporary

    Calphalon has gone to the price point end of the spectrum with their Contemporary line. I was looking for a Katana Series Santoku which is apparently being phased out. Katana is much higher quality steel, thickness and overall quality however at a much higher price point. The Contemp is OK- a good value. we'll see how long it holds an edge...

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 1, 2012
    • By: steven
    • From: MA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
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