The Takayuki Damascus Hammered VG-10 Gyuto is a knife that adheres to the ancient goals and principals of the storied company that gives the brand its name. It is made from the very popular stainless steel known as VG-10. The name stands for V Gold 10, or sometimes V-Kin-10 (kin means "gold" in Japanese) and it is by far the most popular stainless alloy used in the making of Japanese kitchen knives.
Gyutos are general purpose knives adept at tackling a wide range of kitchen cutting tasks. These fun and functional blades can be used any time and since this knife has a fairly flat profile, it is most adept at push cutting and chopping rather than rock chopping. The great looking hammered finish combines with the multi-layer damascus cladding to give the knife a true visual appeal. A good looking dyed pakka wood handle is attached to a partial tang and stainless bolster with three stainless rivets.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Laser Cut
Cladding: Hammered Damascus Stainless
Edge Steel: VG-10
Edge Grind: Even
Handle: Red Pakkawood Western (Yo)
Knife Type: Gyuto
Edge Length: 210mm
Style : Gyuto
Weight : 6.7 oz / 192g
Cladding: 33 layer, Stainless, Damascus
Handle material : Mahogany Wood
HRC : 60
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