The Harukaze VG10 Tsuchime Honesuki is a medium-length blade made for boning poultry and other proteins but can also be used as a do it all utility knife for various tasks around the kitchen.
The blade is made from the ever-popular VG-10 stainless steel. It is easily the most used stainless alloy in Japanese kitchen knives industry and for good reason. VG-10 "super steel" comprises carbon, chromium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, silicon, and vanadium. This composition of elements gives the VG-10 steel its most essential properties, such as the ability to hold an edge and excellent durability.
An outer cladding of a 17-layer Damascus stainless alloy is applied to either side. The softer stainless steel cladding is given a tsuchime (hammered) finish, which enhances the knife’s great looks and also helps in achieving better food release.
The knife is finished off with a lovely western-style rosewood oval handle with a stainless steel ferrule. The knife will serve you well for many years to come!
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Cladding: Hammered Damascus Stainless
Edge Steel: VG-10
Handle: Rosewood Western (Yo)
Hardness: HRC 60 (special temper)
Bevel: 50/50 (good for both right- and left-handed users)
Weight: 5.7 oz/ 160g
Blade Length: 147 mm
Overall Length: 267 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.4 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 38.9 mm