Posted By: Mark Kirkwood
- verified customerAfter buying the VG5 gyuto I wanted to compare the VG10 variant. The knife is a bit different - Damascus build vs San-Mai for the VG5. However the knife is really nice, visually awesome, and (probably) dom4es with a little better attention to grind geometry. The finish on the spine is great, but (like the VG5) needs a bit of sanding on the choil - not really an issue, but this is a more expensive knife and other vendors at this price point are doing this...
In terms of comparison to the VG5 knife for performance, it is interesting. Both of these knives benefit from sharpening on higher grit stones, I've got them both ground at 11 degrees on 8000 grit Naniwa. The result is - about the same. The VG5 has a visually much cleaner edge - whereas the VG10 looks a bit serrated (similar to a Global). I *suspect* that if I tried really hard to tease out cutting differences that the VG5 would do cleaner cuts but the VG10 would have better bite.
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