Ikigai Knives

VG10 Damascus Chef knife - 9"

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Knife Style: Kiritsuke
Blade core Material: VG10
Blade outer layer: Stainless Damascus 
Bevel: Double
Bolster: Metal
HRC: 60-61

9” Chef knife
-9” Blade (225mm)
-2.25” wide Blade (58mm)
-5.25” Handle (133mm)
-2.2mm thick blade

These are custom designed chef knives with beautiful custom handmade handles produced in Canada. The hybrid chef knife is designed as a hybrid style between a Santoku and classic chef.  The blades are made of high quality 67 layer Damascus and a VG10 steel core.  With a HRC rating of 60-61 it can provide a much sharper, harder edge and stay sharp for up to 10x longer then an average stainless steel chef knife. The VG-10 core is clad in 67 layers of a stainless steel Damascus to protect it.

Handle Options

**Gemstone composite Info**
The Gemstone handles are made of 80% real stone dust mixed with acrylic resins to form a corian like material which is very hard and waterproof that simulates the natural stone.

**Resin and Stabilized burl**
Stabilized Burl is combined with our resin to create these one of a kind knives, no two batches of resin are exactly the same!

** Resin cast Stabilized Pine cone handles**
These stabilized pine cone handles are cast under pressure to force the resin into all the nooks and crannies of the pine cone which is then shaped and polished by hand.

** Stabilized Wood**
Our highest end old growth burls are selected and then stabilized.  The process of wood stabilization forces liquid resins into the wood under high pressure. The resins completely impregnate the wood, and then cure, so the wood now resists shrinking and swelling with the weather as well as taking on water.

**Metal core**
Choose between, Copper, Brass, or Stainless steel and the resin color of your liking.  The metal is manipulated and infused with resin to form a unique pattern on every handle.

**Expanded Aluminum**
Aluminum is expanded and manipulated, then combined with our resin to make beautiful and dramatic appearance. 

Any color can be made, if you want a special color please message us :)

Customer Reviews

Based on 46 reviews
Japanese Hybrid Santoku Chef knife VG10 9"

Beautiful knife. There was a small issue with customs but Jason was great and sorted it all out. It?s the best knife I own, and I own a lot!

Resin and Metal Damascus chef knife VG10 Japanese steel 9"

Absolutely stunning. My knife is an object of beauty, the handle and blade are both works of art. Surprised how light the knife feels yet evenly balanced. Super sharp and the perfect tool for the kitchen.

Resin and Metal Damascus chef knife VG10

What craftsmanship! I am absolutely in love with my new knife. She is razor sharp and I make sure she stays that way by a few swipes on my steel. Jason did an amazing job. I would recommend purchasing from Ikigai for a chef?s knife or any other knife you?d be interested in getting. Well done indeed!

Japanese Hybrid Santoku Chef knife VG10 9"

This knife is absolutely beautiful. It is well balanced and the edge profile slices so well. It was made to order but still arrived very quickly.

Japanese VG10 Damascus chef knife steel 9"

Amazing knife! So much nicer in person than advertised online. Im looking forward to making many memories with the help of this quality item. Owner was amazing to work with as well!

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