Our handmade Yoshihiro VG-10 Suminagashi Damascus Super Forged Steel Gyuto Chefs Knives are crafted with extraordinary skill by our master artisans. This particular knife has been super forged in extremely high temperatures to achieve a hardness level that is unusual in VG-10 stainless steel knives. In addition, exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, the steel is forged with iron to create the most elaborate of finishes known as Suminagashi.
Suminagashi translates as floating ink and refers to the beautiful marbled wave like patterns that extend through the blade from the tip to the heel, unveiling a new mosaic with every sharpening. Only the most skilled of artisans can forge together these metals in such complex puzzle piece formations to fashion knives of this caliber with the highest quality, blending aesthetics and performance. Our Yoshihiro VG-10 Suminagashi Damascus Super forged steel Gyuto chef knife is forged by our master artisans to create traditional Japanese knives of the highest quality that can provide peace of mind in high paced environments. VG-10 Damascus Super forged steel Gyuto knives are complimented with a traditional Japanese style handcrafted Premium Ebony handle with Sterling Silver ring and double ironwood bolster equipped with a protective wooden sheath called a “Saya,” which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. This specific Saya included with the knife is brush coated with non-toxic lacquer coating made from organic tree saps in Japan.