Sakai Kikumori 165mm Santoku VG10 Damascus Tsuchime
Sakai Kikumori’s Damascus Tsuchime series have a robust three layer blade with a VG10 steel core, hammer-marked Damascus patterned cladding and a comfortable western style handle. These knives have excellent edge life and wear resistance.
Sakai Kikumori is the flagship brand of Kawamura Hamono, producing top quality Japanese and Western style kitchen knives in Sakai, one of the oldest knife making centers in Japan. They have been producing knives since the 1920’s and have maintained long standing relationships with some of the best blacksmiths and blade grinders in Sakai.
**Dry thoroughly after use. Left wet, stainless steel can dull quickly and develop pits in the edge.
**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.
Blade Material: VG10 Stainless steel core
Handle Material: Black Pakka wood
Hardness: 60-61 HRC
Blade Length: 6.5" (165mm)
Overall Length: 11.5" (295mm)
Height at Heel: 1.8" (46mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .078" (2mm)
Weight: 6.1 oz (172 grams)