VG10 is one of the most well regarded blade steels in the world. At the center of the 17 layers here it will outperform any knife in its class. Hand hammered and engraved after being sharpened to a razor's edge this will quickly become your favorite knife. Don't let anyone borrow it, as they may never return it. With a similar weight to many German knives this is our most popular series among people who want a western handle and a Japanese blade.
Blade - 17 layers of Damascus steel with a core of VG10. With it’s fine grain structure and great durability VG10 is one of the best modern stainless blade steels. Hand hammered (Tsuchime) pattern on the blade with the dimples providing an excellent aesthetic as well as the ability to easily release food that might stick to the blade. Hand hammering means each blade is unique. Hand engraved with the Kikuichi chrysanthemum logo.
Handle - Eco Wood Handle
Bevel Angle Ratio 50:50
Outlet item - Chipped wood around rivet and/or minor scratches on blade