Combining the ever popular looks of a damascus blade with a really well applied hammered finish, this good looking knife ticks many boxes for the price, performance, and aesthetic qualities we seek for this budget conscious line.
It is made from the ubiquitous stainless steel known as VG-10, hands down the most popular alloy used in stainless knives coming out of Japan. VG-10 is a high carbon content steel that exhibits great edge taking and holding characteristics as well as being very easy to maintain. The name is derived from the Japanese V-Kin 10 branding. Kin is Gold in Japanese and thus you get VG-10.
The core steel is clad with a softer stainless steel which is hammer-finished and polished to a high luster. There is also some nice hand-chiseled kanji elements to further enhance the looks and value of the knife. The fit and finish of the blade and handle are of a high standard, equally matched by the excellent performance it achieves. Add to this equation a very keen price and you have another super deal on a great knife under the Yahiko brand.
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