Recommended for a Beginner, Junior or Head Chef
Sakai Kikumori’s Stainless-Vanadium Steel line sports a Vanadium based blade steel. Vanadium is a stainless steel known for its improved toughness and steel strength as well as its increased wear-resistance. Vanadium knives are less prone to chipping than are other stainless-steel blade steels and take substantially longer to wear. This type of blade steel is great for individuals who rely on a few primary knives during their work day as the knives in this series are reliable, tough and durable. These knives come equipped with a waterproof and resin-infused black pakkawood handle for further durability and a stainless-steel bolster to improve balance and ease of use.
Recommendation: Sakai Kikumori’s Stainless-Vanadium Steel series is great for individuals who primarily rely on a few knives for an extended period of time and who use them to do intense work. Vanadium’s toughness and wear resistance make it an ideal blade steel for this purpose. We recommend this blade series for individuals who need a durable and reliable knife(s) for extended work hours and intense prep work. These knives can be sharpened with a sharpening steel (although we recommend the use of whetstones) and are very low maintenance knives.