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Sakai Takayuki


Sakai Takayuki 33-Layer Damascus Chef's Knife, 180mm / 7"

A beautiful and high performance smaller chef knife at a great price! This size is just right for many home users who like using a small knife but prefer the traditional chef knife shape (instead of the santoku shape which is a common 7" alternative). A Japanese knife performs so well that it really doesn't feel "small" at all. These knives really are very sharp, with excellent construction quality and they just look spectacular with the layered steel, hammered finish and gorgeous wood-grain handle (NOT plastic or molded like so many low-cost knives you'll see in stores). The handle is made of Spanish mahogany pakkawood, which has that nice wooden feel and look, but it is impregnated with resin/epoxy so it's very strong and is very water resistant to avoid absorbing water or warping or cracking -- an excellent material! The blade is a super sharp and long-lasting VG-10 steel cutting core (this is a very hard steel and high quality knife steel, with a Rockwell hardness of approximately 60), with a 33-layer hammered stainless steel surface and a beautifully finished handle. This makes an excellent choice as an all-around knife.
Approx. weight: 167g

I'd recommend the Idahone fine ceramic hone for regular/daily maintenance of the edge. As with any knife, use the hone regularly and you'll keep the edge in good shape for a LONG time before you need to think about doing any serious "re-sharpening" or real grinding and refinishing of the edge.

NOTE: This knife is sharpened 50/50 (equally on the right and left side), so it's easy to maintain and fine for right or left hand use. If you look carefully at the edge, you'll see a slight right-side bias, this is just because the final edge is so tiny and because of the way they finish the edge; it has NO bearing on right- or left-hand use, sharpening or maintenance and can be ignored, so you should treat the edge just like any standard 50/50 edge.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
alfredo luciani
Great service. And product.

Very happy with price, and delivery time.



Joel Laviolette

I love the 33 layer Damascus 7in chef
Beautiful to look at and to hold
It’s a working piece of handcrafted art !
Super light and always scarrry sharp
I highly recommend these knives
You will not get a better value for such High quality/workmanship

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