The Takayuki VG-10 Hammered Wa Petty is a very nice example of this style of blade. The smiths at Sakai Takayuki have fashioned the great looking blade from VG-10 stainless steel which has had an outer cladding of a 17-layer damascus stainless alloy applied to either side. Some VG-10 knives are harder to sharpen than many other steels but the smiths at Takayuki have developed a special tempering technique which results in a hardness of 60 HRC while being much easier to sharpen. The softer stainless steel cladding is given a hammered (tsuchime) finish which adds to the already great looks of this knife. The grinds on this knife allow for some very fine and precise cutting.
A traditional octagonal handle made from Rosewood and Black Pakka Wood.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Cladding: Hammered Damascus Stainless
Edge Steel: VG-10
Edge Grind: Even
Handle: Octagonal Rosewood
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Knife Type: Petty
Edge Length: 153mm
Spine Thickness: 2mm
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