BLADE AND HANDLE MATERIALS
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon; the atoms of one element occupy the spaces between the atoms of the other so that the materials are inextricably joined. Most steel also has ingredients to enhance speciﬁc characteristics. For example, stainless steels contain chromium to enhance stain resistance.
Created by the Takefu factory, this metal is manufactured by the Hitachi firm. By its name, this steel is the quintessence in terms of performance and balance. Indeed, it is called V-Gold 10 in English or V-Kin 10 in Japanese. Gold and Kin mean "gold" in French. This is a sign of its high quality and not of any composition referring to the golden material. But this steel is worth gold for its efficiency and versatility! It is the favorite steel of the Japanese.
This steel is used for the manufacturing of the blades of all our Pro Series.
A Japanese high-carbon stainless steel with high strength, as well as good corrosion resistance, hardness, and wear resistance. Added vanadium reﬁnes the grain of the steel so that it takes a ﬁne edge.
This steel is used for all the manufacturing of the blades of all our Classic Series
Hazaki uses natural woods and synthetic materials to create handles that are comfortable, beautiful, and durable.
Black walnut wood is dark, hard, dense and tight-grained. It's prized by woodworkers for its strength, grain and color. It polishes to a very smooth finish, and the color ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate in the heartwood.
Walnut is used for the handle production of the Pro Series.
G-10 is a high-pressure fiberglass laminate, a type of composite material. It is created by stacking multiple layers of glass cloth, soaked in epoxy resin, and by compressing the resulting material under heat until the epoxy cures.
G10 is extremely durable and is very popular with knifemakers.
G10 is used for the handle production of all the Classic Series