About This Item
Japanese Chef Knife TESSHU Wa Gyuto 240mm VG10 steel blade with Octagonal Shaped Ho handle water buffalo ferrule
VG10 is high carbon stainless steel made by Takefu Special Steel Co., Ltd.
The blade has stamp as VK10.
It is called it V Kin 10 in Japanese, and Kin means gold in Japanese, so VG10 and VK10 are the same steel.
C: 0.95-1.05% Si: 0.35% Mn: 0.3-0.5% P: 0.03% S: 0.03% Cr: 14.5-15.5% Mo: 0.8-1.2% V: 0.25-0.35 Ni: 0.25-0.35 Co: 1.3-1.8% Cu: 1.3-1.8%
TESSHU is our Japanese cooking knife brand name which is made by selected very skillful craftsmen in Sakai, Osaka.
Please click here to see the blacksmith of Tesshu
After the processes that video shows, there are many more processes to finish quenching and tempering processes. His forging speed is super fast that is very important skill to have great cutlery at Hizukuri (forging process). Mr. Kenichi Shiraki is very skillful blacksmith, and he makes before sharpening processes, and Mr. Kazumi Kawakita who is also very skillful sharpening specialist sharpens the blade.
We will try to provide high quality selected knives with reasonable prices.
Blade Length (from the tip to the Machi); 9 1/2inch (240mm) Handle Length; 5 5/8 inch (143mm) Total Length; 15 1/2 inch (393mm) Knife weight is 5.2oz. The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (1/8 inch) wide The width from the heel to the spine; 47mm HANDLE; octagonal shaped Ho (Japanese magnolia) and water buffalo horn ferrule BLADE; VG10 Steel Blade with Sanmai Uchi (VG10 steel is sandwiched by soft stainless iron)