Yahiko is a brand of kitchen knives made exclusively for CKTG by some of the best blacksmiths in the Sanjo City area. We have been very fortunate to be able to plug into this wealth of talent to bring you a variety of different steels and construction techniques, all at very competitive prices.
This Yahiko Western Petty is made from the ever-popular stainless steel VG-10. The name stands for V Gold 10, or sometimes V-Kin-10 (kin means "gold" in Japanese). It is a cutlery grade stainless steel with a high carbon content containing 1% carbon, with added chromium, molybdenum, vanadium, cobalt, and manganese. These other metals give the VG-10 steel its most important properties, such as its ability to hold an edge coupled with great durability. It is one reason why the VG-10 label has been so popular with some of the biggest knife makers in Japan.
The knife featured here is stamped from a VG-10 stainless steel san-mai sandwich, which has been heat treated to 60 Rockwell. The core steel is clad with a softer stainless steel which is hammer-finished and polished to a high luster. There are also some nice hand-chiseled kanji elements to further enhance the great looks. The fit and finish of the blade is of a really high standard, especially taking into account the very reasonable price.
This is a small petty, almost a paring knife in size and feel. This is a perfect knife for peeling the skin from produce and for delicate and fine cutting work on garnishes. It would also be a great choice for fine filleting work and silver skin removal on small cuts of meat.
Weight: 2.6 ounces
Blade Length: 84 mm
Total Length: 195 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.9 mm
Blade Height: 22.2 mm