Tojiro DP Cobalt Alloy Steel VG10 by 3-Layers Nakiri Knife 165mm F-502

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Brand:  Tojiro
Type:  Nakiri Knife
Blade Material: DP Cobalt Alloy Steel Clad Material 
                Core:  Cobalt Alloy Steel (VG10)
           Outside:  13 Chrome Stainless Steel
Blade Length:  165 mm (6.5'')
Total Length:   295 mm (11.6'')
Weight:  200 g (7 oz)
Handle: Special Laminated Material 
Made in Japan
* Recently, the design has been renewed and the letters DP on the blade may have changed to VG10.

 VG-10 is high-carbon stainless steel containing cobalt, hard. The material is excellent sharpness and has wear resistance. So spreads between the professional. 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. 

   This series has been loved as standard articles for a long time. The edge made by skilled craftsmen provides you an amazing sharpness. Once you have, you will never part with it. The true professional use this series.