Tojiro DP Cobalt Alloy by 2-Layers VG10 HONESUKI Boning Knife 150mm F-803

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Type: Boning Knife / Honesuki (Single Bevel For Right Handed)
Blade Material: DP Cobalt Alloy Steel Clad Material
Core: Cobalt Alloy Steel (VG10)
Outside13 Chrome Stainless Steel
Blade Length: 150 mm (5.9'')
Total Length275 mm (10.8'') 
Thickness of Spine: approx max 3 mm
Weight: 180 g (6.3 oz)
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 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 core edge only, the soft material is used in the side.  VG-10 is hard, so Ceramic sharpening stone is recommended for speedy sharpening.