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7 Full-Tang Knives With 33-Layer Japanese Damascus

The story of damascus steel dates back more than 2,000 years. Believed to have originated in India, it’s made by folding many layers of steel together. Today, it’s characterized by distinct banding patterns resembling flowing water and has become known for its strength, edge retention, and aesthetic appeal. These kitchen knives are crafted from 33-layers of VG-10 damascus, a high-quality blade steel imported from Japan. Featuring a strong full-tang construction, each one has a natural cherry wood handle. The base price is for the paring knife or chef knife, but you can upgrade at checkout.

Note: The base price is for the 5.75-inch chef knife, 8-inch chef knife, or 3.25-inch paring knife. At checkout, you can choose the 5-inch utility knife (+ $5), 7.25-inch santoku (+ $26), 10.5-inch carving (+ $54), or the 10.25-inch bread (+ $54). Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we can only ship this knife 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.

Haiku Damascus Knives

About HAIKU Knives

In Japan, the art of the swordsmith has a long tradition. Today HAIKU knives are manufactured in small Japanese knife factories out of high-grade modern steel. Borrowing from an ancient method, a bamboo peg ("mekugi") is inserted from the side into every HAIKU knife where the tang and handle are joined for added stability. To this day, traditional swordsmiths in Japan use this time-tested technique when crafting swords like those once used by the samurai of medieval Japan. What does HAIKU mean? The haiku is an artistic form of poetry developed among the noble classes of Japan in the 16th century. Translated literally, it means "witticism." The content of a haiku is sharpened to a fine edge. It’s written in a three-lined stanza, contains precisely seventeen syllables, and often relays a razor-sharp critique of current issues.

Specs

  • Blade: 33-layer VG-10 damascus stainless steel
  • HRC: 59–60
  • Handle: Cherry wood
  • Full-tang construction
  • Hand wash only
  • Made in Japan

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is July 2, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO35cdWL1MQ Here's a good one. And google knife diagram to see the names of different parts of a knife. I would stay away from this knife as the marketing description was written by a guy who has no idea what he is talking about. " 33-layers of VG-10 damascus " no it isn't. The wave pattern is created by 32 layers of softer steel that "protects" the usually harder but rust prone "core" steel, thus 32+1 = 33. In most cases VG10 is already considered stainless and doesn't need protection so any damascus "clad" VG10 is more for aesthetics, not that there's a problem with that though. " full-tang construction" no it isn't. Full tang means the metal of the blade extends all the way into the bottom of the handle, which is sandwiched by two pieces of material, usually wood, and then the entire thing sanded down. The traditional Japanese style as seen here, the blade ends in a small "rat tail" metal extension, that is then glued and hammered into a handle with a hole drilled in it. Not that any method is superior or inferior, the description is just wrong. I stopped reading here, but another point is the pictures shown are not the angles a knifemaker would show as it doesn't show off anything, and a knifemaker would also know that a discerning knife buyer doesn't get much info from these shots. I hope this was helpful. By all means these could be decent knives but all evidence is pointing towards a different direction. At this price there are plenty better knives by Japanese companies that care and have been around for decades. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO35cdWL1MQ

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