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Notice Kiritsuke Yanagiba VG10 390mm Honyaki Mono Steel One Side Mirror Ebony Handle Width 52mm Strong curve has zero inventory and cannot be added to the cart

This VG10 knife is our recommended knife.
Many famous Japanese cooks use this knife.
The reason is that it does not rust and its sharpness lasts for a long time.
Also, VG10 production does not require a blacksmith.
A sharpener cuts the steel and hardens it in an electric furnace.
When sharpening, use a diamond whetstone and finish with a natural whetstone
When used, it becomes a razor-like blade.

It is a practical kitchen knife that is fun to use every day.
We want a professional sushi chef to use it.

Material Details
When users choose cutting steels which are suitable for various kinds of knives,
their demands for the performance of cutting steels becomes diverse, but the
indispensable prerequisites of good steel has never changed. 
V Gold 10(VG10), a high quality cutting stainless steel, is made from highly-selected
pure iron material and is worked by best technology, thus VG10 has ductility and shows
orkability and forgeability. Besides VG10 is free from corrosion caused by impure substances
and achieves good abrasion resistance. Our V Steel Series boast these excellent features.

VG10 is a highly alloyed stainless cutlery steel, originally developed by Takefu Special Steels
over 60 years ago to make the most of quality raw materials and the alloying effects of various
element to make an all-round, high performance blade steel. The addition of 15% of Cr, 1% of Mo
and 1,5% of Co makes the matrix (substrate) stronger and prevents carbides from dropping out.
By adding V, the structure becomes finer.
Combined Cr, Mo, and V form a lot of hard carbides, so abrasion resistance improves which gives
knives long-term clean cutting, VG10 is rather machinable and easy to grind.

VG10 also has a quadratic effect in high-temperature tempering which makes it ideal to use in cutting
tools which are given surface-coating at up to about 450°C.

Excerpt from steel material manufacturer Takefu Special Steel Co., Ltd. HP

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Kiritsuke Yanagiba VG10 390mm Honyaki Mono Steel One Side Mirror Ebony Handle Width 52mm Strong curve

Recommended for Either a Head Chef or Junior Chef : should also be proficient at sharpening.

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Rust prevention:
Rust prevention is unnecessary knife.
Use applications:
Suitable for slicing sashimi by drawing.
Country/Region of Brade:
Sakai / Osaka Pref./ Japan
Shigehiro Kasahara (Traditional Craftman)
Knife Type:
Yanagiba Kiritsuke
Constraction of Knives:
SIngle Edge (Bebvel)
Steel Type of Cutting Edge:
Stainless Steel
Steel Name:
Forge Welding:
Honyaki (Mono Stailess)
Forging Method:
Cutting forging
Quenching Methood:
Electric furnace (pot)
HRC (Rockwell hardness):
Finish and design:
Front Mirror finish (Flat)
Cutting Blade Length (From top to chin) :
approx 380mm
Blade Width (Maxim point) :
approx 52.0mm
Thickness(Maxim point) :
approx 3.3mm
Only Blade 317g
Handle Tyep:
Octagonal ebony Nickel ring
Handle length of image:
Joining Handle:
Handle will be attached and shipped.
Saya (Sheath):
Equipped Magnolia White Saya
Dominant hand:
Note of Use:
Since the blade can chip or break, do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or hard bones.
Since this knife is made from stainless,it will not rusty.
Professional use (for top chef )
Display Goods:
Knife holder is not included.


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*Colour and shape can differ from the photo and actual product due to camera and lighting.

*Also, you may see difference in colour due to the oil applied to protect from rust.

*For handmade products, there may be small scratches. There is no problem in use at all.

*In addition, vintage products may have minor scratches due to long-term storage.

*Wood products may age over time.

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