Katsuyasu Kamo VG10 Damascus Santoku

Regular price £160.00

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An eye catching all rounder from a master blacksmith this is the ideal day to day knife with a great edge.

First Impressions

Initial impressions tend towards the feel of the VG10 damascus when you pick it up.

With its integrated bolster and more Western style handle it has a little more weight to it but once you start to inspect your knife in a little more detail, you'll see the consistent grind and finish you'd expect from such an experienced blacksmith.


There's no question this is a great looking knife, at first glance your eyes will probably be drawn to the striking oak handle with its integrated bolster but look a little closer and the subtle damascus finish and style of the blade is beautiful without being flashy.

In Hand

While it's not a massively heavy knife per-se, there is a little more heft to it when in hand simply because the bolster and handle contribute more weight than a traditional wa handle but the knife is still nimble with a good balance point close to the bolster. 

The handle itself is nicely shaped to fit the contours of your hand so it's a comfortable knife to do your prep work with. 


Stainless clad VG10 steel is a great combination for those who want simplicity and a robust knife for a wide range of jobs. 

It's treated to around 61HRC which allows for good edge retention and durability and the VG10 is quick and easy to sharpen so it's a low maintenence knife you can just use.

Ease of Care

Just follow our normal care instructions and this knife will serve you well for many years. VG10 is an easy to maintain and sharpen steel and ideal for those who just want a knife they can pick up and get to work with.

Our Verdict

Great value overall, this is a quality and easy to care for blade with a stylish integrated bolster handle from a vastly experienced blacksmith.

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 171mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 306mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.52mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 46.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 168 grams
  • Core Steel: VG10
  • This knife is made from a stain resistant steel and so is a great choice for ease of care and it won't react with your ingredients like a carbon steel knife.

    Read the Japanese knife care guide
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 61-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Western
  • Handle Material: Oak with integrated bolster
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: KAM-0001

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.

Blacksmith Profile

Katsuyasu Kamo

Katsuyasu Kamo is a master blacksmith with more than 50 years experience and skill and is well known as one of the founders of the Takefu Knife Village where many blacksmiths work and create the knives we love and sell.

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