This set includes our popular 16 layers VG10 stainless hammered Damascus Santoku 7 inch (180mm) and Petty 5.3 inch (135mm) This Santoku is a multi-purpose knife. The petty is perfect for working with smaller ingredients or delicate foods. Hammered Damascus Knives have 16 layers of VG-10 Gold, a Japanese super steel. It has Chromium and cobalt which makes the knives stain-resistant and durable. Hammered Damascus knives are thin and lightweight. The blades are super sharp, easy to sharpen and maintain. The handles are made of premium Mahogany. The handles are durable and comfortable to hold.
Our handmade Yoshihiro Mizu Yaki Blue High Carbon Steel #1 Black Forged Kiritsuke Japanese Multipurpose Chef Knife are at the top of its class in performance. Mizu Yaki is a meticulous process of pure water quenching that draws out the hardness of refined steel while infusing enough resiliency to perform consistently in the most exacting of conditions. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, this black forged knife, or Kurouchi in Japanese, is a traditional method of crafting high carbon knives. This unique style of forging offers an unpolished rustic finish. With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 63-64, the inner core of Blue High Carbon Steel #1 is prized for its high edge retention. The Kiritsuke is one of the most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have. It is a cross between a chefs knife and a vegetable knife and is perfect for dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven. Although traditional Japanese carbon steel knives are not stainless, with proper care they can provide years of enjoyment. Keeping dry in between usage, and applying Tsubaki Oil(as included) before storage will keep your knife in tip top shape. Japanese knives should always be sharpened and honed on premium quality Japanese water stones. Care & Sharpening: Traditional Japanese knife making values a sharp edge, which requires attention and care. Sharpening and honing should be done with only water whetstones. Hand wash and dry only, and do so immediately if working with acidic ingredients. Do not use on objects such as bones, nutshells, and frozen foods.
A useful addition to any cutlery collection, this versatile Usuba knife by Shun features a substantial blade that measures 6-1/2 inches long. Use the knife for slicing and peeling vegetables or garnishes. It also works well for creating the perfect vegetable slices for sashimi. Like other knives in the Shun Pro line, the knife features a marvelous graffiti-etched blade made of pure high-carbon VG10 steel, which holds a razor-sharp edge longer than other premium steels. The blade's acid-etched design is slightly different with each style of knife, while consistently and cleverly incorporating the Shun logo neatly into the overall arrangement for a distinct and professional look. The knife also comes equipped with a D-shaped PakkaWood handle for a comfortable, secure grip. Though dishwasher-safe, Shun recommends washing the knife by hand for best results. The knife measures approximately 12 by 4/5 by 2 inches and carries a limited lifetime warranty. From the Manufacturer Beautiful graffiti-etched blade with PakkaWood handle. View larger. Pro Series Why Buy Shun Pro For the true Japanese food aficionado, nothing compares to the scalpel-like precision of a single bevel blade. The newly updated Shun Pro line features the same incredibly sharp chisel edges as in the past, combined with D-shaped PakkaWood handles, which lend a secure and comfortable grip. The beautiful graffiti-etched blade is made with high carbon VG10 steel, which takes and holds an edge longer than comparable knives. The blade backs are gently hollow ground, creating an air pocket between the knife and the food being cut, so the knife glides through food with quick precision. For those chefs who are truly into the Japanese method of cooking, the wide Shinogi (or blade bevel) makes sharpening these knives on a whetstone practically effortless. Knife styles in this line include the Deba (a multi-purpose prep knife), the Yanagiba (a long slicing knife perfect for sashimi), and the Nakiri (a vegetable chopping knife). These knives are essential for...
The Mcusta Zanmai Classic Nakiri Knife is ideal for mincing, slicing and dicing vegetables for stir-fry, salads, soups, and more. Zanmai Classic features a beautiful 33-layer Damascus design, encased with a high quality 'super steel' VG-10 core for ultimate sharpness and long lasting edge retention. 60-61 Rockwell blades display hardness, toughness, and flexibility. The 9-12Â° blade angle is finished in Zanmai's perfect Hamaguri V-Cut form, making it incredibly sharp and the ideal structure to cut food effortlessly. The black pakkawood handle is triple-riveted and accented with red spacers and a traditional Japanese decorative pin. Handcrafted in Seki city, Japan.
Manufacturer: Chroma USA
Brand: Haiku Kurouchi
TheÂ Karachi knifeÂ is, so far, the only knife which fully meets the strict requirements of the CHROMA inspectors for a TAKUMI knife without being manufactured in SAKAI. CHROMA HAIKU Karachi knives meet all the requirements of a TAKUMI knife. Upon delivery, the blade already possesses a breathtaking keenness, and, as with all TAKUMI knives, by regrinding with a good grindstone, its cutting capacity can be raised to a level that is practically unattainable for traditional kitchen knives. A "sandwich construction", produced with a core made from extremely hard, blue AOKO steel which is subsequently protected by softer layers of iron, makes it possible to achieve an optimal hardness of 61Â° HRC at the cutting edge. The Karachi knife owes its archaic character to its place of origin, the Tisa region in southern Japan.
The Edo Usuba is reminiscent of a small cleaver and has a blunt tip that comes in handy for such things as cutting the eye out of a potato. The Usuba is hefty enough to chop through heavy root vegetables with a blade that can thinly slice delicate tomatoes. One of the most sought after of knives and fast becoming a new essential companion to the popular chef's knife is the traditional Japanese vegetable knife known as the Usuba. Reminiscent of a small cleaver, this knife is cherished for its ability to chop through root vegetables to thinly slicing delicate tomatoes. From prepping greens for a salad to chopping vegetables for a main dish, the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional. Our Nickel VG-10 Gold Hammered Damascus Usuba Knife is forged with a traditional straight blade that smoothly cuts paper thin slices and can quickly chop through hearty vegetables. Forged and hammered with 46 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a Nickel VG-10 Gold Core, this knife is complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted natural Shitan handle affixed with a double redwood bolster. A protective wooden sheath called a "Saya" is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in 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.
Togiharu Nickel Damascus is one of Togiharu's line of damascus steel knives. The elegant blade is constructed out of 62 layers of Nickel alloy and a VG-10 core. This line has gained popularity for its beautiful design, hard 61 HRc steel and long edge retention. The symmetrical 50:50 double edged blade is suitable for both right and left-handed individuals. The gyutou is a versatile chef's knife. It can be used for cutting meat, fish and vegetables, making it suitable for preparing Western cuisine. Lightweight and thin, Japanese chef knives have a sharper blade and maintain their sharpness longer than most other chef knives.
The Tamahagane San Tsubame hand-ha-mmered knives feature 3-ply stainless steel construction. The middle layer is V-G No. 5. This layer is very hard and acts as the cutting edge. The two outside layers are made of SUS410 stainless steel. The outside layers are softer and are more stain resistant then the cutting edge and actually protects the cutting edge. The original thickness is 20-mm and is then thinned by a repeated rolling process to remove all of the impurities, leaving you with very hard, very pure 2-mm stainless steel. Some view this as a modern forging technique. The final thickness of the knife blade is 0.65-mm and the outside layers are 0.675-mm which is why it reaches 61-Degree of hardness on the Rockwell scale. There are several different V-G stainless steels. Kataoka selected V-G No. 5 because it can be hardened as hard as all other V-G steels, but has superior edge retention and stays sharper longer then other knives made of V-G steels. Like the Tamahagane San Kyoto series, the edge on the San and the San Tsubame knives have minute beveled edges. The angle of the edge is between 14 and 15-Degree. To really appreciate the quality of the edge, you must first look at its incredible mirror polish and then try cutting with it. Kataoka has achieved the perfect balance between sharpness and strength with these edges. The handle is made of dark, rich laminated wood which gives the full metal tang a warm, traditional feel in your hand and an elegant look in your kitchen.