Japanese Chef Knife Yoshihiro is Handcrafted in Japan is the The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife. The Gyuto is a Japanese chef knife with a curved blade that smoothly rocks back and forth and has an extended tip for quick chopping that can be used to cut meat, fish, and vegetables.
46 Layers Hammered Damascus with VG-10 Gold Steel Core.
Forged and hammered with 46 layers of steel in the Damascus tradition with a VG-10 Core, the VG-10 Hammered Damascus Series has been a perennial best seller, combining performance, beauty, and extraordinary value.
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.
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.
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.
The hard VG-10 steel is clad in a softer Damascus steel in order to give the blade an added toughness and durability. The hammered texture of the blade eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade.
Light and Easy to Maneuver
The thickness on Yoshihiro japanese chef knife VG-10 Hammered Damascus Series is particularly thin, making for a blisteringly sharp blade and an overall lightness in weight that makes it easy to maneuver and use by just about anyone.
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.
Protective Magnolia Knife Sheath
A protective wooden sheath called a Saya is included, which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use.
This Yoshihiro japanese chef knife is complimented with a traditional Japanese Wa-style handcrafted Octagonal Handle that is lightweight and ergonomically welds to the hand for seamless use.