Gyuto knife, VG10 stainless steel, Damascus and Tsuchime finish - Makoto Kurosaki


SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.

STEEL: VG10. A premium high carbon Japanese stainless steel capable of impressive hardness. This is the premier product in the V Gold series made by Takefu steel.

FINISH: Damascus or Suminagashi. This type of finish is made by creating a Kitaeji; which is produced by repeatedly folding/stacking then compressing two different steels until they create a laminated pattern. This can then be manipulated in various ways to produce the maker’s desired pattern effect. This material is then clad around the core metal of the blade as an elaborate protective layer for the core steel - thus giving the knife a beautiful and striking appearance.
TSUCHIME. This is a hand hammered finish that is not only beautiful but also functional. The small depressions stop food sticking to the knife. This finishes comes in many different forms from the traditional round hammer marks to more modern patterns.

HANDLE: D shaped Morado wood handle with Pakkawood ferule

LENGTH: 210mm in length.

MAKER: Makoto Kurosaki - Takefu, Japan.

BEST FOR: Those looking for a range of knives that is as functional as it is beautiful.

These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.