Yoshihiro VG10 16 Layers Hammered Damascus Gyuto Japanese Chefs Knife 8.25 in (Western style Mahogany Handle)
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- Gyuto Chef's Knife is the most versatile and essential of all chef knives perfect for dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven.
- 3 Layer construction with a VG-10 Japanese stainless steel center core with a HRC 60 for exceptional sharpness, edge retention, and durability with ease of sharpening.
- An elegant 16 layer hammered outer steel is a stylish yet functional design eliminating friction and keeping food from sticking to the blade
- A premium Mahogany wood handle with a full tang for a well balanced construction for seamless use.
- Excellent for entry level chefs. Hand wash only and sharpen on quality whetstones. Comes ready to use out of the box. 100% handcrafted by skilled tradesmen in Japan. Not mass produced.
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From the manufacturer
Yoshihiro Cutlery is a company specializing in handcrafted premium Japanese kitchen knives.
All Yoshihiro knives are handcrafted by Artisans with a lineage spanning centuries. The origins of the techniques used to create Yoshihiro knives dates back to medieval Japanese sword smiths who perfected the technique of handling fire, iron, and water. Our selections are far and wide and is a culmination of seven centuries of tradition intertwining with modern innovation inspired from Japanese ingenuity.
Yoshihiro VG-10 Hammered Damascus Gyuto Chefs Knife
Gyuto Chefs Knife, Handcrafted in Japan
- Forged and hammered with 16 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 Core, the VG-10 Hammered Damascus Series has been a perennial one of the best seller, combining performance, beauty, and extraordinary value.
- The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife. Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chefs knife to make every meal into something special
- From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.
Handcrafted by Artisans
The origins of the techniques used to create Yoshihiro knives dates back to medieval Japanese sword smiths who perfected the technique of handling fire, iron, and water.
VG-10 Steel Core
VG-10 is a Japanese stainless steel that is often utilized in high end Japanese cutlery. It has a hardness, or a HRC level, that exceeds that of most other stainless steel cutlery on the market. Its exceptional hardness means that the cutting edge can be constructed thinner, and therefore sharper, allowing the blade to seamlessly cut through almost any ingredient placed in front of it.
Hammer clad Damascus steel
The hard VG-10 steel is clad in a softer Damascus steel in order to give the blade an added toughness and durability. The hammered texture of the blade eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade.
- VG-10 Steel Core (HRC 60)
- Hammered Damascus Steel cladding.
- Stain Resistant.
- Spine Thickness: 3mm.
- Western-Style Mahogany Handle
- Handcrafted in Japan
Elegant Exterior with Functionality
An elegant 16 layer hammered outer steel is a stylish yet functional design eliminating friction and keeping food from sticking to the blade.
Stain Resistant for a Peace of Mind
Both the VG-10 steel core and the outer Damascus steel are stain resistant. This means that they resist the forming of rust when it is left wet during its use. The user is free to use the knife for extended periods without the worry of any rust buildup.
Balanced and Fit for Comfort
Complimented with a premium handcrafted Mahogany handle that extends to the full tang of the knife and ergonomically welds to the hand for seamless use.
The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife. Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chefs knife to make every meal into something special. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional. Our VG-10 Hammered Damascus Gyuto Chef Knife is forged with a Western style curved blade that smoothly rocks back and forth with an extended tip for quick chopping. Forged and hammered with 16 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 Core, this knife is complimented with a premium Western style handcrafted mahogany handle that extends to the full tang of the knife and is NSF certified for commercial kitchens and ergonomically welds to the hand for seamless use. The hammered texture of the blade eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade. Every knife from Yoshihiro is handcrafted by master artisans creating a unique one of a kind work of art. Japanese knives should always be sharpened and honed on premium quality Japanese water stones. A good quality Japanese water stone not only is the best surface to sharpen and maintain the blade of your knife, but it is also the best tool to preserve and take care of the high quality steel that it is made of. For maintenance info and professional Japanese knife sharpening contact our Yoshihiro Cutlery store.
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Easy to get a laser edge on it, and simple to retain that edge. Those are the touchstones we look for in the industry.
No more huge gauge German knives made out of tool steel that you have to get a professional to put on a grindstone!
I use a ceramic steel about twice a week on this thing and I can brunoise shallots so small and fine that you'd need a jewellers loop to see them!
I have used it a number of times so far. Slices through tomatoes cleanly and thinly! It also does a great job chopping/mincing.
So far, the edge has been holding up well!
After this purchase, I have ordered some sharpening whetstones and am learning how to properly maintain the incredible sharp edge
Very high quality blade that is sharper than any other knife I own.
Right out of the box it was very, very sharp. Did the paper test and it cuts better than my current kitchen knives. Slicing a tomato is effortless. Easier than a hot knife through butter! Use the best sharpening stones you can afford to ensure the blade remains sharp. "King" stones are good quality for the money from Japan. Do not use a steel sharpening rod, it is too harsh on this blade. Get a ceramic rod and or a strop (with or without polishing compound) to finish the sharpening of the knife.
Knife is smaller than a usually 8-9.5" western Chef Knife. However, it is a great size for all tasks with a good weight and nice hand to it. I did not notice any real difference while performing my normal tasks compared to my western Chef's knife.
The hammer damascus is gorgeous and much better than in the pictures. The handle is made of nice quality wood. I will likely be oiling the handle once a month to maintain it's luster.
Lastly, the seller- Yoshihiro Cutlery - is a wonderful seller with prompt shipping service and high quality customer service! Please don't hesitate to buy from them!
I would recommend and buy this knife again. Currently I am looking to purchase the Paring knife and the Santoku knife in the same style in the near future.
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It is well balanced and holds an edge like no other.Read more