The Tojiro VG10 hammered line of knives represents some of the best bang-for-your-buck knives we carry. While they are simple knives in terms of construction and fit and finish, they do not shirk on the important aspects of a good knife in the materials used, the grinds, and the overall performance.
Starting with a core of VG10 stainless steel, the blade is clad with a soft stainless steel layer which protects the hard core and allows for easy maintenance and sharpening. The cladding is rather unusual in that it is both hammered and finished with a kurouchi coating. This adds to the knifeís practicality and aesthetic attributes.
VG10 is the most favored of all stainless steels in Japanese knife manufacturing and is employed by most makers, from the big guns to the smallest one-man shops. The steel was developed by the Takefu Specialty Steels Company, so it makes sense that most of the local smiths employ it.
The knife has really well executed grinds that will surprise many, especially given the keen price point. A simple ho wood handle with a D-shaped profile completes this well made and easy to maintain knife.
Location: Sanjo City, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: VG10 Stainless
Handle: Ho Wood D
Ferrule: Black Plastic
Edge Length: 240mm
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