VG-5 is a sub group of the V Gold line of stainless steels. It is a similar steel to the ubiquitous VG-10 with a slightly larger grain structure which is the result of a higher vanadium content. VG-10 also contains cobalt, which is absent from VG-5. It is a rugged steel, able to take a nice edge and hold it through a long session at the chopping board. It is a relatively easy steel to sharpen as compared to most other stainless alloys available.
150mm petty knives are very useful in both professional and home kitchens. In fact, many people consider them the go-to knife for most of their daily cutting needs. The slender shape makes it a perfect tool for slicing a and general cutting tasks. The super fine tip makes for a great prep tool for delicate tasks like garnish preparations.
The blade is finished with a lovely mottled tsuchime finish. A really well made black pakka wood Western-style handle and stainless steel bolster complete the package. This is an excellent choice for a cook who wants to enter the world of Japanese cutlery or for an established chef looking for a finely crafted precision instrument at a very competitive price.
Location: Seki, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Cladding: Tsuchime (Hammered) Stainless
Edge Steel: VG-5 Stainless Steel
Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Photo)
Edge Length: 150mm
Blade Height: 30mm
Handle: Yo (Western)
Scales: Black Pakka Wood