The Takayuki knife company has been in existence in one form or another for 600 years. That experience has morphed into a new company intent on combining new technologies and methods with this ancient art.
Takayuki Grand Chef Kiritsuke 260mm is made with Swedish Steel. Takayuki sources this steel from the Swedish Uddeholm factory. The quality iron used to make AEB-L is excavated from the Uddeholm company mines and contains an extremely low amount of phosphorus and sulfur, resulting in a steel that is regarded to be one of the finest in the world. Takayuki hardens the steel to about 60 HRC. Because it is a mono steel blade there is no cladding of other steels, which means that you have a knife with superior stainless properties which translates to an ease of maintenance that many chefs appreciate.
The black pakka wood handle is attached to the blade with three stainless rivets. Both handle and stainless bolster are finished very well and feel great in your hand.
Weight: 8.2 oz/ 234g
Blade Length: 260mm
OVerall Length: 393mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2mm
Blade Height at Heel: 34.9mm