Tsunehisa VG10 Nickel Damascus Santoku

Regular price £180.00

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Wicked looks and a quality finish to match, the santoku is a great all rounder for your daily food prep.

First Impressions

This is a knife that draws the eye immediately, that damascus finish is striking but it's one that also cuts smoothly and the polished finish offers good food release.


Stunning looks, the polished damascus finish running down to the core steel and simple but classy single piece octagonal oak wa handle are a joy to look at.

In Hand

It's a relatively light knife, the balance across the range is comfortable and makes for a nimble feel in hand and the octagonal wa handle is comfortable. 

The finish along the spine and heel of the knife is good and has been subtly rounded so any contact with those parts of the blade while holding it are comfortable.


Treated to around 61HRC, the VG10 core is hard enough to offer good edge retention between sharpening and robust enough to not stress too much about chipping (assuming you're still cutting with care of course!). 

It'll take an edge quickly and easily and is a solid and common steel choice for many knives for this reason.

Ease of Care

Follow our normal care instructions and this is a knife that will serve you well for many years as it's a stainless core clad in stainless steel so there's not too much to worry about here.

Our Verdict

The VG10 Damascus sits at a competitive price point where you have a lot of options, steels and styles to pick from.

We're impressed with the quality of the edge out of the box and it cuts smoothly with good food release.

It's certainly one to consider when making your choice of a new knife especially if you're looking for easy care, a steel that's quick to take an edge and finally - stunning looks you can show off!

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 168mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 309mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.17mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 46.4mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 132 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 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal oak
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: TSU-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.

Protection & care for this knife

Blacksmith Profile


Tsunehisa is a brand that supply knives from a range of blacksmiths and forges from around Japan including Sakai, Tosa and Seki and as such the range of knives available under the Tsunehisa name features a wide range of steels, styles and finishes but each one has a high level of quality and finish in common.

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