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ZHEN Japanese VG-10 67 Layers Damascus Gyuto Chef Cutlery Knife, 8-Inch

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #2 in Chef's Knives


Pros: Precision tool, takes an amazing edge, Damascus steel with VG-10 core, Parkawood (wood micarta) handles, solid full tang stainless design.

Cons: Slightly higher cost.


This knife actually came as a 2 knife set, with a 3.5 inch blade with the same construction.  Both knives combined, and with shipping ran $139.50 dollars. 


The blades have 67 layers of Damascus forge welded steel.  The front guard is steel, which is integral with the blade.  The handles are alternating layers of wood micarta, and make a beautiful contrast.  The butt of the knife is stainless steel and is attached to the full-length tang. The core layer of the steel is VG-10.  For those who know steels, VG-10 is categorized as a "super-stainless" steel alloy which has exceptional toughness and stain resistance.  The high toughness and hardness (Rockwell 60-62) of the core layer supports a 15 degree edge bevel.


The handle has a natural gentle curve which mates naturally with the palm.  The handle has a pleasing heft which gives the blade a feather-light feel.  With a 15 degree edge, the knife cuts more like a surgical tool than a kitchen knife.  No more "chunk" sound when cutting carrots, it slices literally paper thin without binding.  It comes with a stiff, reusable, magnetically latched gift box, which is foam lined with a tip protector. 


Most smokers do a lot of prep work.  Meat must be trimmed before smoking, and cut after smoking.  Often, we handle the side-dish prep as well.  Frequently all of this work is ignored, or simply thought of the process which must be endured to make a tasty dish.  A premium knife makes this part of the task a snap to do, and even fun.  Trimming a fat cap is trivial, and not tedious. Cubing the point for burnt ends works effortlessly without shredding the most tender of meat. 

Post Script:

I have owned several of the good German knives.  This knife is better, and not by a little.



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ZHEN Japanese VG-10 67 Layers Damascus Gyuto Chef Cutlery Knife, 8-Inch

This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife are clad with 67-layer Damascus dragon pattern on both sides. This design could increase toughness, improve rust and stain resistance and prolong knife life. The gyuto style tip design makes the knife more easy to do the slicing job. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of PAKKAWOOD which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable and beautiful. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design make these knives even better. Every knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile, or granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15-20 degrees. 100-percent satisfaction guarantee. Stainless Steel is imported from Japan and quality made in Taiwan.

FeatureMADE WITH JAPANESE TOP GRADE STEEL ; VG-10 Japanese stainless steel cutting core; 67-layer Damascus steel; 33-layers on each side; HRC 60-62 hardness Blade Length x Width x Thickness: 8" x 1.7" x 2.5 mm; N.W. 0.45 LBS Damascus pattern to improve stain resistance and to prevent food from sticking to knife body Full tang design with durable sealed tight classic oval shape PAKKAWOOD handle to prevent slip and create comfortable holding Long-lasting sharp edge designed to cut meats; vegetables; and fruit, DO NOT chop bones
LabelZhen Premium Knife
ManufacturerZhen Premium Knife
PublisherZhen Premium Knife
StudioZhen Premium Knife
TitleZHEN Japanese VG-10 67 Layers Damascus Gyuto Chef Cutlery Knife, 8-Inch
Package Height1.2 inches
Package Length13.6 inches
Package Weight0.55 pounds
Package Width2.8 inches
UPCList - UPCListElement799632161080
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementD10P
Item Height0.1 inches
Item Length8 inches
Item Weight0.45 pounds
Item Width1.7 inches
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