Masanobu VG-10 Damascus

The Masanobu VG10 collection is developed combining modern steel with the techniques of traditional Japanese knife crafting. The blade is made with VG-10, one of the highest quality types of steel used in knife production, which retains an excellent level of sharpness that is easy to maintain. The innovative design of the pressed wood handle and metal bolster provide exceptional balance and durability.

IRON - primary element of steel
CARBON - the most important element for hardening, and for strength
MANGANESE - grain structure of the steel, hardening and wear resistance
MOLYBDENUM - prevents brittleness and maintains the steel’s strength at high temperatures
COBALT - for hardness and corrosion resistance
CHROMIUM - important for corrosion resistance. Steel having 11.5% to 13% chromium is considered stainless
VANADIUM - essential for giving the blade its ability to harden. Also for wear resistance and toughness of the blade, as well as the ability to take a very sharp edge.


  • HRc: 59-60 
  • Bevel: 70/30 
  • Steel Type: Stain Resistant

For Left-Handed Customer

  • This Western-style knife can be changed to left-handed by Korin's resident knife master.
  • The fee for this conversion is $20.00 and will be added to the cost of your purchase. 
Item #: HMB-VGDSA-180
Size: 7.0" (18cm)
Style: Multi-purpose Knife
List Price: $340.00
Price: $340.00
Item #: HMB-VGDPE-150
Size: 5.9" (15cm)
Style: Petty & Utility Knife
List Price: $215.00
Price: $215.00
Item #: HMB-VGDFS-225
Size: 8.8" (22.5cm)
Style: French Slicer
List Price: $380.00
Price: $380.00
Item #: HMB-VGDGY-210
Size: 8.2" (21cm)
Style: Chef's Knife
List Price: $360.00
Price: $360.00
Item #: HMB-VGDGY-240
Size: 9.4" (24cm)
Style: Chef's Knife
List Price: $430.00
Price: $430.00