Made in Japan.
This is a series of Japanese Grand Chef knives using Uddeholm's special alloy steel from Sweden.
The Uddeholm company manufactures the steel used in the Grand Chef Knife series. Established in 1670 in the Munkfors district in Sweden, Uddeholm has a history of more than 1300 years. In the field of precision rolled steel products, the company leads the world. Since quality iron ore excavated from company mines contains an extremely low amount of phosphorus and sulfur, the special steel is reputed to be of the finest in the world. The Grand Chef Knife series products use the special Swedish steel manufactured by Uddeholm and offer exceptional sharpness and abrasion and corrosion resistance for many years of service.
Sakai Takayuki has been producing traditional hand forged and hybrid knives for 70 years and is one of the most well-known and respected Japanese knife makers.
Sakai, Japan was the home of traditional sword forging and craftsmanship for 600 years and the craftsmen at Sakai Takayuki employ these same forging techniques to produce knives of incredible quality and sharpness.
- Handle material Pressed Wood
- Blade length 240 mm (9.4")
- Thickness at spine 2 mm
- Thickness at tip 0.7 mm
- Hardness (Rockwell scale) 58
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Do not cut frozen foods
- Use a sharpening stone, not a honing steel, to re-sharpen your knife.