Yoshihiro VG10 16 Layers Hammered Damascus Gyuto Japanese Chefs Knife 9.5 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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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 the 14th century 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
The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto. With a curved blade that smoothly rocks back and forth with an extended tip for quick chopping, the blade is forged and hammered with 16 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 stainless steel Core. The hammered texture adds a visual accent and eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade. This knife comes 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 quality of the steel together with its' expert craftsmanship makes this a professional quality chefs knife with an excellent blend of razor sharpness, durability, and comfort that is unrivaled in its price range.
Japanese knives should always be sharpened and honed on premium quality Japanese water stones. It is the best surface to sharpen and maintain the blade and also the best tool to preserve and take care of the high quality steel that it is made of.
Hand wash with mild soap. Do not put in a dishwasher. For maintenance info and professional Japanese knife sharpening contact our Yoshihiro Cutlery store.
*This knife is not made to be used on hard objects such as Frozen food, bones, nutshells, and granite counter tops.
- VG-10 Staineless Steel Core (HRC 60)
- Clad in 16 Layer Hammered Damscus Steel
- Premium Mahogany Wood Handle
- Full tanged for excellent balance
- Hand forged and made in Japan
- VG-10 Steel Core (HRC 60)
- Damascus steel Cladding
- 8 inch, 200 mm length
- 1/12 inch, 2 mm blade thickness.
- 6 oz. total knife weight
Excellent blend of Razor sharpness and Durability
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.
Clad in 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. Balancing hardness and durability is crucial in the construction of a knife and the Yoshihiro VG-10 Hammered Damascus series hits that mark in the best possible way.
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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My daughter who is 20, credits this specific knife for her learning to cook and cook well. She just loves this thing and told me she would cook and prep meals just so she could use this knife. I am going to gift if to her soon as I am opting in for a set of Shun's.
I sharpen this with a Japanese wet stone - which you soak in water, and well, youtube the 'how to'--- part to hard to explain here. I think this needs sharpening every month at least - I use it almost daily for basically everything including meat. It is not what I would call a meat knife but designed obviously for expert vegetable cutting. Don't misunderstand me when I say it beats the daylights out of any western heavy knife on meats that is bought from Target or a supermarket. I cut steak, chicken, fish and it does very well.
The blade can chip some if you don't use fir for purpose cutting boards that have some give to them, and of course, I abused this knife quite badly learning not to use so much pressure. Really nice knife overall.
That said, I have roommates and urge them never to touch it: terribly sharp, but also terribly wonderful and versatile in the kitchen.
The knife came to me quite sharp. I was able to wash the knife and use it right away with great results. I have a LINK KING STONE that I will be using to sharpen it soon. I'm sure I will get good results. If I get anything but good results I will update this part of the review.
One thing that kind of surprised me though is that my knife was single bevelled on the right(luckily for a righty like me). I had read a question on here asking about the knife being double bevelled. So I have to wonder if this knife is designed to be double bevelled or single bevelled? Either way, sharpening will be easier and I have seen other sushi knives that are single bevelled. It is possible that this is a purposeful design.
The handle is great and is real mahogany. As a woodworker, I love to see mahogany finished the way it has been on this knife. The knife is full tang exactly as shown and has a very solid feel when handled.
This knife does not come with a saya(scabbard) so I definitely recommend picking one up. It will help protect the knife for decades to come. I personally got the 8.25inch version of this knife and so I picked up a Yoshihiro Lacquered Magnolia Wooden Blade Protector Saya Cover for Gyuto Chef Knife (210mm) to properly cover it while it is being stored.
Dimensions of the knife can be seen in the photos I have attached.
The box the knife comes in is very nice and decorative. This would make a great gift box.
*Excellent metal composition
*Takes a great edge
*Great feel in the handle
*Very solid construction
You can spend many hundreds of dollars on a great Gyuto. This knife definitely hangs with the pros for a superior price. It is still a bit steep compared to the average knife sets you see in North American kitchens, but I wouldn't look anywhere else unless you have a very specific requirement of the knife (like being able to cut bone or something like that).
This knife will do most everything you need--even if you are a professional chef.
Overall: 5/5 stars (>=.5 rounds up, <.5 rounds down) => 5 stars
If you have any further questions regarding the product in my review please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.