Sakai Takayuki 33 Layers Tsuchime Damascus VG10 240mm Sujihiki
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This sujihiki knife is made with VG10 core steel, heat-treated to 60 HRC, with a smooth flat grind and fairly thin thickness behind the edge. Tshuchime pattern is hammered onto 33 layers of stainless steel cladding to create an interesting look. The level of fit and finish is good for this price range and the Spanish Mahogany wood handle ages beautifully.
- Origin (Made in): Sakai, Japan
- Brand: Sakai Takayuki
- Model No.: 07397
- Knife Type: Sujihiki
- Construction: San Mai
- Grind: Double-edged Blade (50/50 Grind)
- Hagane (Core Steel): VG10
- Jigane (Cladding): Stainless Steel
- Hardness: 60 HRC
- Blade Finishes:
- Tsuchime (Hammered)
- Blade Length: 240mm (9.4")
- Blade Height (at heel): 37mm
- Spine Thickness
- Above heel: 1.9mm
- Middle: 1.8mm
- Shape: Western-shaped
- Material: Spanish Mahogany
- Bolster: Stainless Steel
- Length: 122mm
- Overall Length: 367mm
- Weight: 179g (6.31oz)
- Mark: In Japanese Kanji "Takayuki" (孝行) ; "Damascus VG-10" ; "Takayuki Made in Japan"
About Sakai Takayuki 堺 孝行
Sakai Takayuki is Sakai's top knife maker and artisan workshop. Japan's Sakai region has a knife making history of 600 years. Among these knife makers, Sakai Takayuki is a representative of Sakai's long history of making blades. The quality of the finish and details of the forging technique are handed down over generations of fine craftsmen. Today Sakai Takayuki is sold to over 100 countries around the world. Their uncompromising knife making passion has attracted passionate customers beyond the border of Japan.
Wash and dry with a soft sponge, and safely store after use. Avoid cutting into bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards and high-end composites, and quality plastics such as polyethene make acceptable cutting surfaces, and will help protect and prolong knife’s edge. AVOID glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, non-forgiving surfaces.
We recommend sharpening all quality Japanese knives on whetstones, as we believe they yield the best results for your knives.
This knife is amazing. A coworker of mine went to Japan and received this particular knife as a gift from a demonstration. It was an incredible keepsake, and the profile was ruined because he had no experience in sharpening. Just before I met this knife for the first time I had found “Burrfection” on you tube learning the ways of whetstone sharpening. I’m an intuitive person and learning came quick. I told my coworker that I was confident that I could fix the profile and get it back to burrfection. It was done and nearly 100%. The guy was working 2 jobs and requested time off from our kitchen. It has been roughly a week, and I kept bringing it to work knowing that it meant a lot to him with the memories of visiting Japan with his parents. On the 14th of July 2022, someone came through the back door of our kitchen and stole my bag. Over $3500 worth of my personal items, personal identification, and this amazing knife that didn’t belong to me. There are no words for how horrible I feel as I still haven’t seen my coworker, and have no idea of how to tell him that this prize is now gone with no way of getting it back. Even if I was to purchase this knife again, it still won’t be the energy of the one that was taken. I’m sharing this, so that others will know that sometimes as incredible as these objects are, they’re still worth more than the price of purchase. It was a pleasure to be able to work on such a marvelous piece of art, and at the same time a displeasure of being the one to bare the responsibility of this loss that didn’t even belong to me.
Cherish these knives … great love and energy go into making these pieces of heart and soul. You can feel the energy they bring to life when you hold them. It doesn’t matter the profile type, they’re “all” one of a kind.