Brand: SETO Cutlery ISEYA
Type: Petty / Utility Knife
Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel Core / Damascus 33 Layers
Blade Length: 120mm (4.7")
Total Length: 225 mm ( 8.8'')
Weight: 70 g ( 2.5 oz)
Handle: Black Plywood
Made in Japan
The Nickel Damascus steel weaved 33-layers is not only beautiful,but also high-grade for strength, durability, sharpness. The elegant wave pattern called the popular name "Sumi Nagashi" is one of the treasure which Japanese cutlery culture produced. Like a Japanese sword "Katana", the blade is made with low and high carbon stainless steel. The same wave pattern dose not exist. It is one article that can withstand use for professional use and home use by the forging and VG10.
VG-10 is high-carbon stainless steel containing cobalt, hard and HRC is 60-61. The material has excellent sharpness, wear resistance and rust resistance. So spreads between professional. It is developed and made by Takefu Special Steel Co.,Ltd. It's Japanese company.
If the entire blade is very hard, it is difficult to sharpen. If the edge is soft, it is dull, and the sharpness falls immediately. So the hard material is used in the center only, the soft material is used in the side. Goodness of sharpness is a matter of course, but the beauty of the finish is superb.