Yahiko is the name we have given our latest line of exclusive-to-CKTG knives. Yahiko is a large mountain outside of Sanjo City, Japan, that holds a beautiful Shinto shrine at its base. We have assigned several leading blacksmiths the task of making a range of knives using a variety of steels that each smith likes to work with. The associated mission was to make these offerings available at very affordable prices while maintaining our high standards of fit, finish, and overall material quality.
The knife featured here is made from VG10, which is a highly regarded stainless alloy used by many top knife manufacturers. This steel provides good corrosion and wear resistance while retaining the ability to produce a very sharp edge. The edge of these knives is a symmetrical 50/50, so this gyuto works equally well for a right- or left-handed user. The Yahiko gyuto is a good choice for first time Japanese knife buyers who are intimidated by high carbon steels.
We have made a few of these blades available with custom handles made by some of our top rated woodworkers. We will change the photographs and specifications to match the available pairing of handle and blade.
Location: Sanjo, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Steel: VG10 Stainless
Cladding: Stainless Damascus
Edge Grind: Even (see choil photo)
Weight: 8 ounces
Blade Length: 240 mm
Total Length: 390 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.4 mm
Blade Height: 50 mm
Handle: Custom Octagonal
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