|Brand||Sakai Takayuki Knives by Aoki Hamono|
|Product Code||33-layer Damascus steel blade, handmade lacquer handle|
Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife by Aoki Hamono
Product Code : 33-layer Damascus steel blade, handmade lacquer handle
Availability : 5
Technical characteristics of Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife
Blade length: 210 mm
Overall length: 370 mm
Blade width: 46 mm
Weight: 153 g
Material: 33-Layer Damascus steel blade, handmade lacquer covered handle
Left or right hand: Both left and right hand
How to use Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife?
Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife is great for cutting meat: the word “Gyuto” literally means “a knife for the beef” in Japanese language. Traditional Japanese cuisine didn’t include many meat dishes, so Japanese craftsmen used the technologies of making warlords’ swords to make a new type of the knife more suitable for slicing meat. Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife’s long and thin blade performs perfect cuts for muscle fibers. But Gyuto knives are also called “multi-purposed knives” in Japanese. Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife has a flat profile near the handle useful for chopping vegetables. A belly towards the tip of the blade glides into the food, allowing to rock-chop the vegetables, saw back and forth for large cuts in meat or pull cut for softer meat.
Where is Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife made?
Sakai Takayuki Knives are made by Aoki Hamono in Sakai city. Since the 12th century, when Sakai iron forging craftshops started making Samurai swords, this region remained one of the main centers for producing Japanese best quality blades. Sakai Takayuki Knives by Aoki Hamono are fully handmade by the professionals passing Sakai blade-making technologies for generations. 2 forge masters and 4 polish masters of Aoki Hamono have the high rank of Traditional Craftsman – “伝統工芸士”, granted by the Japanese government.
What makes Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife so special?
Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife’s blade has the following features:
- made from 33 layers of steel with Damascus pattern, unique for each blade,
- the VG10 Steel enriched with chromium, molybdenum, vanadium and cobalt as a durable core,
- the traces of hammer on the blade’s surface help the knife to glide better without sticking to the product.
Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife’s weight is only 153 g, so your hand won’t be tired even after long cutting work. As the blade is symmetrical, this knife can be used for both left and right hand.
The handle of Black Shine series is made in Kumamoto Prefecture famous for its lacquer techniques. The master repeats covering the handle with thin layers of natural lacquer and waits several days for drying, the whole process takes about one month for each handle. The top of Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife is cut diagonally. You can buy Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Gyuto Knife from Japan at reasonable price in our store.