We specify VG-10 as the core steel in these made-for-CKTG blades. It is by far the most used stainless steel in the industry, being employed by most of the leading commercial knife makers. VG-10 is also known as V Gold 10, and it boasts good corrosion and wear resistance as its main forte. It is a tough steel which, if correctly hardened, is also resilient enough for most users and uses.
This inner core is then covered, san-mai style, with a multi-layer damascus arrangement made with a softer stainless steel. The etching and polishing of the blade are first rate and bring out the beauty of this eye-catching knife. The great looking blade is mated to a finely crafted stainless bolster. The western-style handle is made from black micarta and attached to the tang with three stainless pins.
This is a classic petty in terms of length and blade height ratios, so it is the perfect choice for in-hand cutting and getting into tight spaces and around obstacles. It also works well as a garnish prep knife or herb chopper. The short blade adds rigidity and stiffness resulting in a quick, easy to control implement.
I just feel compelled to tell you that yours is the most ridiculously informative site of this nature I have ever come across.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Very grateful such a dedicated and informative group of people provide excellent steel at competitive prices with superior customer service! A million thank yous!
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.