Our VG-10 Damascus, Minamoto Tadakane, Kiritsuke-Gyuto is a very versatile Chefs knife. With its thin spine and curved profile, it performs at a high level, weather you are cooking at home or in a commercial kitchen. This all purpose K-Tip knife is popular among chefs and cooks for a wide variety of prep from vegetables to meats and seafood. Minamoto blade-smiths follow Japanese forging traditions using modern metallurgy to produce very strong blades. With hardening and strengthening components of Molybdenum, Chromium, Vanadium and Cobalt, VG-10 is one of the most popular blade materials of home chefs and pros.