Marrying fantastic 45 layer Damascus steel with an AUS10 core with the beautiful hand hammered Tsuchime finish this line is a true piece of artisan craft. The handles are made by a master shop in Sakai Japan and crafted from the most traditional handle materials in Japan, Ho-wood and water buffalo horn ferrule. The WGAH series is a top of the line workhorse. With a traditional Ho-wood handle and hammered (Tsuchime) 45 layer blade, this is a knife that looks great and can tackle anything in the kitchen. Each knife in this series comes with a Saya cover.
Blade - 45 layers with a core of Swedish Nickel stainless with 22 layers on each side consisting of 11 layers of Nickel, 6 layers of SUS410 and 5 layers of J1 steel to create the Damascus pattern and the hand hammered tsuchime finish which helps release food that might stick to the blade. Hand hammering means each blade is unique.
Hand engraved with the Kikuichi chrysanthemum logo.
Handle - Traditional octagonal wa handle featuring Japanese Magnolia and water buffalo horn ferrule