Sakai Takayuki Damascus Hammered VG-10 Kengata Santoku 160mm (6.3")
- Style : Santoku with Kengata Kiritsuke tip
- Length : 160mm (6.3")
- Weight : 5.92 oz
- Special Feature : 33 layer damascus
- Blade Steel Type : VG 10 Steel
- Handle material : Mahogany Wood
- HRC : 60
- Bevel Angle Ratio : 60/40
- Cover : Not included
Blade & Handle
This knife is made with a VG10 core, and hammered to produce a 33 layer damascus pattern. VG10 is one of the best stain resistant steels used for blades, and this knife has an excellent cutting edge as well as edge retention.
Each knife is carefully finished by the craftsmen of Sakai Takayuki so you can rest assured that the knife will perform right out of the box.
Kengata / Kiritsuke Knife
Kiritsuke (difficult to transliterate, but the inherent meaning is pushing and cutting similarly to a sword) is a style of knife whose meaning has transformed in recent years. Traditional Kiritsuke are single-bevel knives with a sharp pointed tip that are meant to combine the function of an Usuba and Yanagiba. Recently, it has been popular to call any knife with a pointed tip in the same shape a Kiritsuke or K-tip knife such as Kiritsuke Gyuto or Kiritsuke Yanagiba. As these knives combine the function of an Usuba and Yanagiba they are more versatile in a kitchen since only one knife is required. However, that versatility also means the knife is less-specialized to each task and is more difficult to use to the same level. In Japan, usually only the executive chef will use a Kiritsuke.