About Masanobu VG-10 DamascusMasanobu knives are made out of a VG-10 cobalt stain resistant steel blade and a pressed wood handle with a metal bolster to provide exceptionally balanced weight. This line was developed by combining traditional Japanese knife aesthetics with state of the art computerized laser processing technology. The VG-10 cobalt blade is one of the highest quality steels used in knife production, and has an excellent edge retention. Masanobu Damascus knives are laser printed to have a Japanese damascus look and without sacrificing sharpness.Purpose of Santoku The santoku, meaning "three virtues", is an all-purpose knife that takes its name from its ability to easily handle meat, fish and vegetables. The high profile of the blade makes the santoku well-suited for smaller kitchen spaces and keeps the knuckles well above the cutting board.- As seen on Munchies: Creepy Clown’s Guide to Knives, Oct 2016
- As seen on Grub Street, May 2016
- As seen on Glee Magazine, February 2007
Left-handed knives are available for this style. Please call customer service at 1-800-626-2172 to order.