Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife
Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife

Nao Yamamoto VG10 Black Damascus 165mm Santoku Knife

Regular price £245.00 Sale

Born in 1979. After serving Masami Azai's (Echizen Marukatsu) apprenticeship, went thru further apprenticeship with Kamotou Hamono in Takefu. Several years ago, once again, worked with Mr. Azai and inherited his techniques and 'Echizen Marukatsu' inscription. Nao Yamamoto is most noteworthy blacksmith today. Manufactures from kitchen knives to short sword and his talent is seen in wide area. Selecting stainless like VG10 Damascus, or Shirogami and Aogami based on purpose of use. His knife shaped fish bone was awarded Ars prize in 2013 All Nippon Knife Show in Kobe.

Specifications

Knife Type: Santoku
Steel Type: VG10 (Stain resistant steel)
Blade Hardness: HRC 60-62
Blade Type: Double edged blade
Blade Length: 165mm (6.5")
Blade Height: 43mm (1.7")
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm (0.138")
Ferrule Material: Pakka wood
Handle Material: Walnut
Handle Length: 127mm (5")
Weight: 109g (3.8 ounces)

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Do not use the knife to chop hard materials such as bones or frozen items unless the knife is made for that specific purpose. Always ensure you keep your knife clean and dry, and sharpen it as required to prevent a dull edge.

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