Sakai Takayuki VG10 33 Layer Damascus Western Handle Chinese Cleaver 195mm

About the Shape -The Chinese cleaver (chuka-bocho in Japanese) is a unique and versatile shape of the knife. For many classically trained Chinese chefs, these hefty blades are their chef's knife, performing nearly every kitchen task imaginable. Those who have trained seriously can wield these with precision and grace rarely seen in western kitchens.
They come in a variety of blade thicknesses, ranging from razor-thin for slicing garlic, to wedge-thick for splitting bones. Many chefs will sharpen different parts of their chuka-bocho for different purposes, allowing them to do everything with one large blade.

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.

Knife Shape
Blade Length 195mm
Blade Height 87mm
Spine Thickness at Heel 2mm
Weight 368
Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Western handle, red Pakka with welded bolster
Maker Sakai Takayuki
Knife Line Sakai Takayuki VG10 33 Damascus

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