The Takayuki Damascus Hammered VG-10 Petty is a very pretty petty! In more than looks too. This VG-10 based utility knife is a well-made kitchen cutter that is easy to maintain and care for. VG-10 is the most used stainless steel in Japanese stainless kitchen knife industry, for good reason. Chief among them are the great stain resistance of the steel and its ability to take a very sharp edge. Some VG-10 knives can be harder to work on the stones but the smiths at Takayuki have originated a special tempering technique which results in a hardness of 60 HRC while making the knife much easier to sharpen. The VG-10 core is clad with a fine looking soft stainless steel damascus layering that receives a tsuchime or hammered finish.
We really like the way this small knife performs in so many duties. It is a short blade with big abilities. A versatile cutting tool around the kitchen. Hand held processes are where it shines, along with the ability to take on garnishes and artistic style cutting techniques.
The attractive blade is coupled to a dyed pakka wood partial tang handle that features a stainless bolster and three stainless rivets.
Edge Length: 120 mm
Blade Height: 30 mm
Spine Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.8 ounces