TOJIRO 37Layered DP Damascus Steel Chef Knife 180mm F-654
Type: Chef Knife
Blade Material: DP Damascus Steel
Core: VG10 / Cobalt Alloy Steel (Stainless Steel)
Outside: Low- and High-Carbon Stainless Steel
Blade Length: 180 mm (7'')
Total Length: 310 mm (12.2'')
Weight: around 180 g (6.3 oz)
Handle: Reinforced Laminated Material with Metal Bolster
Edging: Double Bevel
Item Number: F-654
Made in Japan
* Recently, the design has been renewed and the letters DP on the blade may have changed to VG10.
Real forged multilayered blade made by the same manufacturing process as Japanese sword making. It is very precise and has excellent sharpness.
Reinforced laminated handle is very durable and tough, not easily deformed and strong against deterioration over time.
Metal bolster is very hygienic and prevents stain and dirt from being accumulated between blade and handle.
The elegant wave pattern called the popular name "Kasumi Nagashi" is one of the treasure which Japanese cutlery culture produced. Like a Japanese sword "Katana", the blade is made with low and high carbon stainless steel to layers. The same wave pattern dose not exist. It is one article that can withstand use for home use and professional use by the forging.
VG-10 (Cobalt Alloy Steel) is high-carbon stainless steel containing cobalt, hard. The material has excellent sharpness and abrasion resistance. So it spread between the professionals. It is developed and made by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd. It's 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. VG-10 is hard, so Ceramic sharpening stone is recommended for speedy sharpening.
Note: Don't twist edge, and don't cut and hit frozen foods or bones, the edge will be chipped or broken.