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Sakai Takayuki


Sakai Takayuki 33-Layer Damascus Chef's Knife, 210mm / 8.3"

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A beautiful and high performance chef's knife (gyouto) at a great price! This size is just right for most home users, and even many pro users now prefer a knife of this size instead of the old-school 10". 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. 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!

If you like the damascus layered steel look but don't like the artificially high prices by domestic knives and kitchen stores, this is a truly excellent choice. You get 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: 192g

We 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 quite a while before you need to think about doing any serious 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 4 reviews

The Sakai Damascus Chef knife is a great all around kitchen knife. We use it every day and are so happy with it. We have had it sharpened twice in the year we have had it, and it holds the edge well. It’s definitely helpful to be mindful of the cutting board you use. Very happy with our purchase.

Eberth Rodriguez
Great knife.

I bought the SAKAI chef knife for a friend's 50th birthday, the whole experience was great and the delivery timely. He loves it, it looks awesome and it is super sharp.

Greg M
Incredible knife

Super sharp, looks incredible, was the perfect groomsman gift

So far so good

Stunning knife.... I’m used to my old German knifes and this thing a work of art. I’m very particular with my edge so I was a little disappointed with how even the edge profile was. It has a very thin blade and I was expecting a perfect hand polished edge. Don’t get me wrong it was sharp but not what I was expecting. I really enjoy hand sharpening my own knifes so I’m picky that way. It took me about 5mins on my new 500 Shapton glass to reprofile to my liking. Then 1000grit then a 6000. It’s by far the nicest edge I’ve produced to date. It’s amazing to use ...... I look for reasons to use it lol. The handle is comfortable and very well balanced. I’m looking forward to fill my knife block with these knifes in the future. Thx Paul for the speedy shipping and great quality products you provide in Canada.

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