Knife Type：Gyuto Steep Type：VG-1（High corrosion resistant） Blade length：21cm（8.26inch) Handle Material：Cypress(Hinoki) Handle Coating：Indigo Dye ＋ Waterproof coating Weight：125g The place of production：Japan（Blade and Assembling : Oosaka, Handle : Tokushima）
【What is Gyuto knife?】 Gyuto was introduced by Westerners along with the meat-eating culture in the mid 1900s, while Japanese tribes were rice & fish eaters. The width of the blade is narrower than the Santoku knife, and it was designed for cutting meat. It is widely used by those who often cut large pieces of food. It is slimmer and looks stylish than Santoku. It is the 2nd most popular knife after Santoku in Japan.
【VG-1 steel】 VG-1 (Takefu Special Steel Co., Ltd.) is quality Japanese High Carbon Stainless Steel that is popular for making cutlery. It has good corrosion resistance, edge retention and edge sharpness and is capable of achieving a relatively high Rockwell hardness.
【What is Indigo Knife ?】 Indigo Knife is the combination of Sakai blade and Indigo dyed handle. Indigo dye has odor eliminating and antibacterial effects well. So if you are looking for a life-time knife. This is one of the best.
【Caution】 ・Waterproof coating might be peeled off by a deep sense of shock. ・Cutting very hard or frozen stuff might cause the nick in the blade ・Do not burn the blade with fire. ・Do not wash this with dishwasher ・Try to dry the blade after washing it each time.
【Shipping and delivery】 We usually create the knife after receiving the order. So it usually takes one week to prepare. The estimated delivery date depends on where you live.