Sakai Takayuki VG10 33 Layer Damascus Kengata Santoku 160mm

About the Shape - This is also a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means 'Three Virtues' or 'To solve Three Problems'. The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing and mincing. Santoku is usually found in 160mm - 190mm lengths. These are more and more popular in Western kitchens due to the unique shape and smaller easy to handle size.

About Sakai Takayuki VG10 33 Layer Damascus - Sakai Takayuki is well-known as the largest knife maker in Sakai. The company hosts a number of blacksmiths and craftsmen who work together to create a huge array of knives. Although the Sakai region traditionally specializes in single-bevel blades, Sakai Takayuki makes many different shapes.

Sakai Takayuki’s 33 layer damascus line is hand-forged from VG-10, a high-carbon, stainless steel created for knife making and then laminated with 33-layer Damascus and are BEAUTIFUL. Truly usable art! The zelkova wood octagon handle feels great in your hand, and allows the weight of the blade to work for you!

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 160mm
Blade Height 45mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 2mm
Weight 127g
Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) handle, Octagon Cherry with red Pakka collar
Maker Sakai Takayuki
Knife Line Sakai Takayuki VG10 33 Damascus