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Jikko VG10 Hammered Damascus 180mm Santoku

Jikko VG10 Hammered Damascus 180mm Santoku

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The Blacksmith - Jikko

Sakai Jikko was founded by Itaro Jikko over 100 years ago, starting out as a sharpener and moving to produce knives. 

Jikko goes by the moto which roughly translates as "Think of it as a once-in-a-lifetime encounter and do our best for the other party". In that sentiment is an obsession with quality and effort to make their knives impress, and last. Jikko knives have another level of detail that most knives miss by adding a level of finish and design to the spine and heel that gives them something special.

The Range - 17 layer Hammered Damascus

The Sakai Takayuki 17 layer Hammered Damascus steel range brings the classic looks of a Japanese knife coupled with a western handle to give it a more familiar feel.

The Steel - VG10 Stainless Steel

This range is made using VG10 stainless steel. VG10 is the perfect mid-point in stainless steel offering amazing sharpness out of the box, excellent retention and easy maintenance. 

The Model - Santoku

Similar to a Gyuto chef’s knife, the Santoku offers a large light blade with a taller profile and a flatter belly, making the knife excellent for a more ‘up and down’ chopping motion for meat, fish or vegetables. Blades vary from 160mm to 180mm. This is a great knife if you want an all rounder with shorter blade and a good weight to it. 


Saya and Blade Covers that fit this Knife: Our wooden 180mm Santoku knife Saya fits this knife. You can also use the 180mm plastic blade guard.


Knife Type: Santoku
Steel Type: VG10 17 Layer (Stain resistant steel)
Blade Hardness: HRC 60-62
Blade Type: Double edged blade
Blade Length: 180mm (7.1")
Blade Height: 44mm (1.7")
Blade Thickness: 1.9mm (0.075")
Ferrule Material: Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Mahogany
Handle Length: 118mm (4.6")
Weight: 178g (6.3 ounces)


Please read our guidance pages below to help you make the right choice and make the most of the knives you choose or get in touch with us and we'll happily discuss and help you find the perfect knife for you. 

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