This Sakai Takayuki kengata knife 16 cm from the 33-layer Damascus collection has a kengata blade. This stands for 'sword-like' and refers to the suddenly sharply sloping end of the blade. Other than that the knife can be regarded as a member of the santoku family. With the narrow tip you can finely cut meat, fish and vegetables.
Hammered damascus steel blade
The full-tang blade is truly a sight for sore eyes because of the damast coating. In addition, the top is hammered - tsuchime in Japanese - which gives the knife an additional dimension. But that is not all, it is also very functional: nothing will stick to the blade. The core is comprised of rock-solid VG-10. This type of steel retains its sharpness well and is also easy to sharpen if need be.
Handle made from mahogany
In addition to the stunning blade, the red-brown handle definitely stands out. It is made from Spanish mahogany and gives the knife a warm look and feel. The handle is attached to the full-length blade with two rivets. The protrusion on the bottom side of the handle is also of added value from an ergonomic point of view. You can rest your little finger on it.