If you fancy putting your hand to making a custom knife handle or just want to personalize a blade without breaking the bank, may we suggest the Yahiko VG-10 Damascus Gyuto 240mm blade only.
This budget priced knife is anything but budget in terms of performance or construction. This fine gyuto is constructed from VG-10 stainless steel, quite easily the most popular alloy used in stainless knives coming out of Japan. VG-10 is a high carbon content steel that possesses great edge taking and holding characteristics as well as being very easy to maintain. The inner core, or hagane, is clad with a multi-layer soft stainless steel. Not only does this enhance the looks of the blade, it adds strength and shock resistance to the inner steel.
The Yahiko gyuto is a perfect choice for first time Japanese knife buyers who are intimidated by the maintenance regime required by high carbon steel blades. The edge of these knives is a symmetrical 50/50, so this gyuto works equally well for a right- or left-handed user. We are very proud of this line of exclusive to CKTG knives. They represent a high point in price to performance metrics and we think you will be equally impressed, especially with your custom handle completing the picture.
5Great Blade, August 30, 2019
Posted By: Martin Jones - verified customer
Great quality, very sharp,beautiful, affordable blade!
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