+Takayuki VG-10 Hammered Damascus Santoku 180mm
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Takayuki VG-10 Hammered Damascus  Santoku 180mm
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Takayuki VG-10 Hammered Damascus  Santoku 180mm Takayuki VG-10 Hammered Damascus  Santoku 180mmTakayuki VG-10 Hammered Damascus  Santoku 180mm

Takayuki VG-10 Hammered Damascus Santoku 180mm

Item #: 7392

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Sakai Takayuki is a name that is synonymous with blades of all kinds, and more recently with kitchen knives. They have been making these for over 600 years starting in Sakai during the 16th century. The first blades they produced were made to trim and cut tobacco. The company is now owned by Aoki-Hamano Seisakusho, whose aim is to pass on traditional techniques while incorporating modern methods and materials. They truly want the world to know that their knives are not tools, but rather crafted items filled with the spirit of blade smiths and sharpening artisans.

This santoku combines many attributes of a gyuto and western chef knife with a blade geometry incorporating the sheep's foot tip. A sheep's foot design essentially draws the spine ("backstrap") down to the front, with very little clearance above the horizontal cutting plane when the blade is resting naturally from heel to forward cutting edge. This results in a knife that favors less of a rocking motion as compared to a gyuto or chef knife. "Santoku" translates to Three Virtues. This is a perfect descriptor of the three cutting tasks which the knife performs well: slicing, dicing, and mincing.

The blade is clad with a fine looking soft stainless steel damascus layering that receives a tsuchime or hammered finish. It is coupled to a dyed pakka wood partial tang handle that features a stainless bolster and three stainless rivets. The complete package is of a high standard in both looks and performance, especially given its very attractive price.

  • Steel: Damascus 33 layers with VG10
  • Hardness: RC 60 (special tempered to provide ease of sharpening)
  • Bevel: 50/50 (good for both right- and left-handed users)
  • Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Blade Length: 180 mm (7")
  • Overall Length: 310 mm (12.25")
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 1.9 mm
  • Blade Height: 47.2 mm

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Goooddd, April 23, 2018
    Posted By: Hongtae youun - verified customer

    Very nice.


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    4  awesome knife, May 19, 2016
    Posted By: Eduardo - verified customer

    i have to say that the stetics of this (all takayuki tsuchime damascus) it's kind disappointment (i mean about the handles) but they perform awesome, really sharp OOTB, this is one of my favorite knives and it's well balanced

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    4  Product Review, October 16, 2014
    Posted By: Kevin Wang - verified customer

    Beautiful knife. Very solid and hefty feel in the hand, good balance. One of the better-looking damascus and hammered finishes around it's price point. Edge is razor sharp out of the box and still is after two weeks.Only complaint is the dark grey Takayuki brand logo. I would've liked a hammered-in japanese character insignia, or no logo at all. But otherwise it's a great knife and I believe the best price offered on the net!Thanks.

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    4  Product Review, July 26, 2013
    Posted By: Simon - verified customer

    Only one improvement I could suggest. I would have liked the makers insignia engraved rather than painted. Other than that its great, great balance, great edge, great finish. Service from CKTG brilliant, 2 weeks from order in the US to knife being in my kitchen in Australia.

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    5  Product Review, December 27, 2012
    Posted By: David Shoals - verified customer

    This knife came out of the box with a razor edge. The feel and use is superior to anything I've used. Like it's part of me... I will be buying others.

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    5  Product Review, October 15, 2011
    Posted By: stevieo - verified customer

    very nice santoku. excellent fit & finish. I sharpened it up a little right out of the box which was easy enough. this is an excellent value for this knife.

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    5  Product Review, April 26, 2011
    Posted By: Debbie Ferguson - verified customer

    A wonderful and fantastic knife. I would recommend it to anyone. And the delivery was very speedy - thank you chef knives to go!

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