Shiki VG-10 Damascus Kitchen Knives
Shiki VG-10 Damascus Kitchen Knives
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Product Description
Made in Japan’s cutlery capital, Seki City, Shiki Kitchen knives are made from 35-layer Damascus steel with a VG-10 core. Heat-treated to a Rockwell hardness of 60 to 61, they’re designed to hold an edge, and each blade is shaped for different tasks around the kitchen Read More
Polished Damascus Blade, Corian Handle

Made in Japan’s cutlery capital, Seki City, Shiki Kitchen knives are made from 35-layer Damascus steel with a VG-10 core. Heat-treated to a Rockwell hardness of 60 to 61, they’re designed to hold an edge, and each blade is shaped for different tasks around the kitchen. The handles are made from striking orange Corian—a hard material developed by DuPont that’s frequently used in countertops and benchtops. The ergonomic shape provides a natural resting place for the pinkie, and the blade’s spine is slightly chamfered for thumb placement.

Note: The base drop is for the Paring Knife. At checkout, you can upgrade to the 4.7-in Petty (+ $10), 5.9-in Petty (+ $30), 7-in Gyuto (+ $55), or the 8.2-in Gyuto (+ $65). Limited quantities are available of each. Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we are able to ship only some of the knives on Massdrop to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.

Which Blade Suits You?

The 3.1-inch paring knife is great for cutting up herbs, making garnishes, and working in tight spaces. For something larger, opt for the 4.7-inch petty knife, which is good for cutting small vegetables and trimming fat. The petty knife is also available in a larger size for those who prefer something more substantial. If you want a knife worthy of large cuts of meat and thick-skinned veggies, grab a Gyuto. The 7-inch version is plenty big for pork chops and chicken thighs, and the 8.2-inch model rips through racks of ribs and meaty steaks with ease.

A Closer Look at Damascus Steel

Dating back as early as the third century CE, Damascus steel is characterized by distinct banding patterns resembling flowing water. Named after the capital city of Syria—where the unique smelting and forging process originated—Damascus steel became legendary for its strength, edge retention, and aesthetic appeal. How Damascus was made remains unknown, but modern metallurgy has come close to replicating it. Today, Damascus is forged by welding together several types of steel in a layered pattern. The result mimics the traditional aesthetic, but it's much stronger thanks to state-of-the-art metalworking techniques.

Model Options
Paring
4.7-in Petty (+ $10)
5.9-in Petty (+ $30)
7-in Gyuto (+ $55)
8.2-in Gyuto (+ $65)
Specs
  • Blade: 35-layer Damascus steel with VG-10 core
  • Handle: Corian
  • Mirror polished
  • HRC: 60 – 61

Paring Knife

  • Blade length: 3.1 in (8 cm)
  • Overall length: 7.4 in (19 cm)  
  • Blade thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Blade width: 0.8 in (2 cm)
  • Weight: 2.75 oz (78 g)

Petty Knife (4.7 in, + $10)

  • Blade length: 4.7 in (12 cm)
  • Overall length: 9 in (23 cm)
  • Blade thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Blade width: 1.1 in (2.8 cm)
  • Weight: 3 oz (85 g)

Petty Knife (5.9 in, + $30)

  • Blade length: 5.9 in (15 cm)
  • Overall length: 10.2 in (26 cm)
  • Blade thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Blade width: 1.2 in (3 cm)
  • Weight: 3.6 oz (102 g)

Gyuto Knife (5.9 in, + $55)

  • Blade length: 7 in (18 cm)
  • Overall length: 12 in (30.5 cm)
  • Blade thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Blade width: 1.7 in (4.3 cm)
  • Weight: 6.4 oz (181 g)

Gyuto Knife (7 in, + $65)

  • Blade length: 8.2 in (21 cm)
  • Overall length: 13.2 in (33.5 cm)
  • Blade thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Blade width: 1.8 in (4.6 cm)
  • Weight: 7.2 oz (204 g)
Included
  • Massdrop 1-Year Limited Warranty
Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Sep 23, 2016 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.