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 instrument.