Yoshihiro Yamawaki has been producing knives in much the same way for over a century in Sakai, Japan.
Knives from Sakai are popular all around the world. They are well-known for their sharpness and “usage sensation”. This particular Gyuto knife is made out of VG-10 steel. A steel type popular in Japan, but very rare in Europe and the USA.
The name stands for V Gold 10 (“gold” meaning quality), or sometimes V-Kin-10 (V金10号) (“kin” means “gold” in Japanese).
VG10 steel is cherished by Japanese bladesmiths for its sharpness and edge retention, commonly used for Damascus blades.
For a cook, VG10 steel is easy to care for and it is easy to sharpen. It also has an impressive Rockwell hardness of HRC 60.
This Yoshihiro Yamawaki Gyuto Chef Knife is forged with 46 layers Damascus steel with a VG10 core. The hammered finish adds to its uniqueness and beauty.
This gorgeous gyuto is complimented with a traditional handcrafted Japanese-style Octagonal Magnolia handle.
Designed in Japan