Takamura is a small hamono located in the heart of Takefu, Fukui Japan. Run by third generation blacksmith Terukazu Takamura who inherited the business from his father Toshiyuki Takamura. VG-10 is a great steel. Utilizing a higher carbon content (1%) allows this steel to retain a longer edge while keeping stainless due to the 15% of Chromium. VG-10 steel is a workhorse style steel. Not prone to chipping and easy to sharpen, this is the steel choice for many chefs and professional cooks.
The 180mm Takamura VG-10 gyuto is well balanced and is an excellent all around blade for a majority of tasks.
|Blade||180mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||VG-10 / Tsuchime|
|Handle||120mm / Black Pakkawood|