Tamahagane is a knifemaker out of Tsubame Sanjo, known for creating high-quality blades at a very reasonable price. Their knives feature a modern, minimal aesthetic that will look good in any kitchen, making them perfect gifts. Chefs love them for their durability and ease of care, while they're popular among home cooks dipping their toes into the world of Japanese knives because of their superb sharpness.

This series from Tamahagane is made from VG5 stainless steel. Similar to its sibling, VG10, VG5 keeps a great edge but is more durable than other Japanese stainless steels. This makes it perfect for giving to folks who may be harder on their knives, or for use in a commercial kitchen where someone else might be borrowing your knife. The layered Micarta handle is both gorgeous and super durable.

Steel Type VG5 Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Cladding
Rockwell Hardness 59-61
Brand Tamahagane
Handle Western Handle - layered Micarta