Kanetsune Seki Hammered VG10 Damascus Santoku Knife 7.3" 185mm KC-903
Classic Damascus series, Santoku 185mm
Kanetsune Seki Classic Damascus kitchen knife series feature Damascus style blades with a core of VG-10 stainless steel with a hardness of 60-61 HRC that is layered with beautiful polished stainless steel Damascus. The handles are made of beautiful mahogany wood with stainless steel bolsters for beauty and durability. 100% made in Japan.
●BLADE LENGTH : 185mm (7.3")
●OVERALL LENGTH : 305mm (12")
●BLADE STEEL : VG-10 Stainless Steel Core / Damascus 17 Layers
●HRC : 60-61
●BLADE THICKNESS : 1.8mm
●HANDLE : Mahogany wood / Stainless Bolster
●WEIGHT : 175g (6.17oz.)
VG-10 is high-carbon stainless steel containing cobalt, hard. The material is excellent sharpness and has wear resistance. So it spreads between the professional. It is developed and made by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd which is Japanese company.
If the entire blade is very hard, it is difficult to sharpen. If the edge is soft, it is dull, and the sharpness falls immediately. So the hard material is used in the center only, the soft material is used in the side.
The hammered dimples is not only beautiful but also feel Japanese traditional technique or art, prevent from sticking in slicing foods and reduce cutting resistance.
About "Seki City"
Seki city is the top share of cutlery in 5 biggest producing area of Japan. The feature of Seki's cutlery is the edge is hard, the durability of the sharpness. The cutlery produced by Japanese traditional techniques and the precious knowledge containing appropriate quenching is easy re-sharpening, the sharpness is excellent and sustains for a long time. The sword of Seki City was praised for "Not breaking, not bending,and it can cut well". Seki city inherits the precious tradition.
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