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.
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.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is July 2, 2018 PT.
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