Sakai Takayuki Hammered Damascus Chef Knife measures 240mm or about 9.5" on the blade. The knife blade is Damascus, Hammered Steel 17 layer with VG10 Hardness - Rc 60 (Special tempered to provide good feeling in use and ease of sharpening). This knife has a 50/50 bevel on the edge so is good for both right and left handed users.
Excellent knife - visually stunning,with a factory keen double-bevel edge. Haven’t taken it to the stones yet.
By: Ken Harper
Very sharp,easy to manipulate,and avery handsome knife. It does a great job on tomatoes and fresh mozzarella,two items that can be downright frustrating with a below-average knife. I was especially impressed by the short amount of time it took to get shipped.