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Yoshihiro Yamawaki 240mm VG10 46 Layer Damascus Steel Japanese Kitchen Knife

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Yoshihiro Yamawaki Gyuto 240mm is forged and hammered with 46 Layer in the Damascus tradition with VG10 steel. Each knife from Yoshihiro is handcrafted by master artisans creating a true masterpieces. The blade of this beautiful Gyuto is razor sharp out of box. The hammered texture of the blade eliminates friction and keeps food from sticking to the blade. The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife.

Designed in Japan


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

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2 reviews for Yoshihiro Yamawaki 240mm VG10 46 Layer Damascus Steel Japanese Kitchen Knife

  1. Jerome

    This! My first real knife! Boy, I was missing out using those ikea knives! Thank you Kamila for the recommendation and such a positive attitude.

  2. Cara

    I love japanese knives. Once you get one you cannot go back. When I finally found a Yoshihiro Gyuto I had to get it! It’s sharp as a devil himself. We will see how it holds the edge. But I am expecting a lot from the VG10 steel.

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