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Kato VG-10 Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto 240mm
Kato VG-10 Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto 240mm Kato VG-10 Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto 240mmKato VG-10 Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto 240mm
Kato VG-10 Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto 240mm Kato VG-10 Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto 240mmKato VG-10 Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto 240mm

Kato VG-10 Suminagashi Wa-Gyuto 240mm

Item #: KatoVG10Oval240

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VG-10 is a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. The name stands for V Gold 10 ("gold" meaning quality), or sometimes V-Kin-10 (kin means "gold" in Japanese). It is a stainless steel with a high carbon content containing 1% carbon, 15% chromium, 1% molybdenum, 0.2% vanadium, 1.5% cobalt, and 0.5% manganese. All of these relatively small amounts of other metals give the VG-10 steel its most important properties, such as its ability to hold an edge and its with great durability. It is one reason why the VG-10 label has been so highly prized among so many people, ranging from chefs to knife collectors.

The most popular size gyuto among professional and home chefs is the 240mm variety. It is the perfect length for processing almost any vegetable or protein, up to the largest cuts. This knife will appeal to rock and push cutters alike. Its 50/50 grind will also be useful to both left- and right-handed users. It has a nice thin spine that tapers towards the tip and it also exhibits a fairly thin grind behind the edge.

The core VG-10 steel is covered in a softer stainless steel outer layer which is finished in a great looking suminagashi (damascus) style. Its good looks and balanced feel are further enhanced by a well-made oval rosewood handle with black pakka wood ferrule. This really is a beautifully constructed knife at a great price.

Quality in performance, ownership, and aesthetic. With this new line of VG-10 blades Kato-san has managed to build these principles into his most affordable line of kitchen knives.

  • Maker: Hiroshi Kato
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Steel: VG-10 Stainless
  • Cladding: Stainless Damascus (Suminagashi)
  • HRC: 61
  • Weight: 6.0 ounces
  • Blade Length: 245 mm
  • Total Length: 400 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 1.8 mm
  • Blade Height: 52.0 mm
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Handle: Oval Rosewood

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Outstanding knife, March 14, 2018
    Posted By: John Hugues - verified customer

    I honestly feel like I underpaid for this knife. The length is great, and the curve allows for a consistent rocking. The Damascus is beautiful and I get a huge grin on my face every time I pull out this knife. It holds an edge well, it's balanced incredibly and the stainless steel is a benefit for me because I'm not as experienced at keeping more reactive metals clean. I'm absolutely in live with this one.

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    5  Wonderful blade , September 21, 2017
    Posted By: Nicholas - verified customer

    As a professional chef I am very passionate about quality and craftsmanship when it comes to my knifes. After all these are the tools of my trade and it's important for me to have the right tools for the right job. This knife combines the toughness of a work horse with the precision of a laser and is quite beautiful to boot. The etching has a 3D effect in certain light and I love that the tip doesn't taper out completely as I am sick and tired of regrinding tips on some of my other knifes. The one thing that I have to say that I am not in love with and this is going to sound a bit odd but the overwhelming smell of the handle. Believe it or not the wood naturally smells a bit like a port-a-potty and my girlfriend defiantly noticed and asked me about it lol. I rubbed some essential oils into the wood and it is definitely much better. For the price this knife is a steel. If lost or stolen I would definitely re-purchase.

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    5  Great chef's knife, August 21, 2017
    Posted By: Sean - verified customer

    I like the ease of care with a stainless knife. Holds a great edge and very sharp!

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    5  I'm not a professional chef, but this is a great and beautiful knife.Very glad I bought it., January 7, 2017
    Posted By: Matthew M. - verified customer

    I'm not a professional chef, but this is a great and beautiful knife. Well balanced and feels great in my hand.

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