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About vg-10 steel


Vg-10 is the name of the steel made by Takefu Special Steel Corporation located in Fukui Japan, and it is the best quality japanese stainless steel for kitchen knife today.


(You can also buy vg-10 raw materials like this. 5cm x 25cm US$30.00)

Before, have been said as the following... If you want a very sharp knife, choose a carbon steel knife. (like Aogami steel or Shirogami steel) but easy to oxidize, so necessary to be careful. If you want an oxidation resistant kitchen knife, choose stainless steel kitchen knife. But not very sharp like carbon steel knives.

However, vg-10 is an ideal blade steel that combines the advantages of both carbon steel and stainless steel. It is very sharp like carbon steel and has strong rust resistant like stainless steel. (Hardness HRC 61, chromium 15%)


Components of VG-10 and more steels


Name of steel

Components

VG-10 steel 0.95-1.05% of carbon, 15% of chromium, 0.2% of vanadium
VG-1 steel 0.95-1.05% of carbon, 14% of chromium, 0.2% of vanadium
VG-5 steel 0.8% of carbon, 14% of chromium, 0.2% of vanadium
Shirogimi carbon steel 1.0-1.1% of carbon, 0% of chromium
Aogami carbon steel 1.0-1.1% of carbon, 0% of chromium
Molybdenum steel 0.8% of carbon, 13% of chromium, 0.2% of vanadium

VG-10 is high carbon steel and also has strong rust resistant. Carbon is related to hardness, and chromium is related to rust resistant.


Best choice is vg-10 damascus steel


There are 2 types of vg-10 steel knives.

(1). VG10 Damascus steel blade; VG-10 cutting edge is sandwiched between layers of different steel.


(2). Full VG10 steel blade.


If you are looking for a good knife, vg-10 damascus steel knife is the best choice!

Next, we explain the reason in detail.


Why VG10 damascus steel knife is the best? why not full VG10 steel?


Because vg-10 damascus steel will have various advantages(Compound characteristic) by composing multiple steel in layers. Followings are advantages obtained by overlaying steel.

  1. Heat treatment(hardening and tempering) can be easily. So finished in a hard and sticky(flexibility) blade. The most important thing is the balance of hard and sticky(flexibility). If it lacks sticky(flexibility) , hard blade breaks easily.

  2. Like a Japanese sword, blade will has the property of being hardly bends , hard to break.

  3. Various patterns are born by the way of overlapping of multiple steels. Damascus blade is always beatiful as an art.



(VG-10 damascus steel blade kitchen knife)

(VG-10 damascus steel knives video)

Are there no better knives than vg-10 ?


There is harder stainless steel than VG10 such as Powder High-Speed steel. However this steel is very expensive, increases the price of products several times and it becomes difficult to sharpen. Also sometimes it will be broken like photo. Because the most important thing is the balance of hardness and sticky(flexibility). If it lacks sticky(flexibility), hard blade will be broken.


Finally, we think vg-10 damascus is the best steel for kitchen knives.

Buy vg-10 steel knives


The following are vg-10 damascus steel blade kitchen knives that has sufficient hardness and stickiness. We guarantee the quality.

CY203 / Japanese kitchen knife Santoku TC Damasco Zen-Pou 185mm



  • Blade 185mm (7.28inch) , Total Length 305mm (12inch) / Weight 176grs (6.20oz) / Vg-10 Damascus steel / Mahogany Wood Handle >Details

  • US$130.00  US$98.00

CS102 / Japanese kitchen knife Santoku Damascus Saiun 170mm



CY201 / Japanese kitchen knife Santoku SP Damascus Zen-Pou 170mm



CS101 / Japanese kitchen knife Gyuto/Chef Damascus Saiun 200mm



CY104 / Japanese kitchen knife Minamoto Damascus Gyuto 210mm



CY105 Japanese kitchen knife Minamoto Damascus Santoku 180mm




CS104 / Japanese kitchen knife Petty Damascus "Saiun" 150mm



CS105 / Japanese kitchen knife Paring Damascus Saiun 90mm




CY202 / Japanese kitchen knife Petty SP Damasco Zen-Pou 140mm



CY204 / Japanese kitchen knife Petty TC Damasco Zen-Pou 140mm