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Seki - Japan
BLACKSMITH INTRO – The Senzo line of Black Damascus VG10 knives are crafted by Japanese knife maker Suncraft, operating out of the well-known knife making city of Seki, in Gifu prefecture. The core steel of the Senzo black is the ever-popular VG10, an extremely versatile high-carbon stainless steel. VG10 is fairly easy to sharpen, low maintenance and holds a great edge for a long time.
This line has a fantastic level of finish and presents beautifully in the Suncraft packaging. These knives come whetstone sharpened from factory and are paired with a waterproof, durable octagonal pakkawood handle and white spacer.
STEEL BREAKDOWN – Often not quite as high in carbon content, stainless steels have added chromium which acts as a protecting element to oxidizing agents such as acidic foods and water. Generally speaking, when a steel has 12% or above in Chromium content, it is regarded as a stainless steel.
The main stainless steels used by Japanese blacksmiths are VG-10 and AUS10, and Ginsan. For their versatile nature and minimal maintenance, stainless steels are very common across many knives manufactured throughout the world.
- Washing – Dry your knives as soon as possible after washing and do not leave them wet for extended periods of time. Store in a cool, dry place. No dishwasher use!.
- Cutting – Cut on wood chopping boards only, and do not hit/cut/chop frozen vegetables, bones, or hard objects, as the blade can chip or break.
- Sharpening – We recommend you use a whetstone to sharpen this blade. We have a full range of sharpening tools here.