When you buy a Wusaki knife, you are buying a kitchen tool that is effective, durable, and designed for cutting food with precision. The knives from the two different ranges proposed by Wusaki are suitable for professional chefs as well as for passionate domestic cooks.
The quality of these knives is the result of a thorough and thoughtful selection of materials used to create the different parts of each knife. Florent and William took the time to think about each single detail to be able to create the kitchen knives of the Damas VG10 and Pakka X50 ranges.
Find below the characteristics that make these knives so special:
The essence and quality of a knife is mainly determined by the steel used for the blade. To meet the different needs of all cooks, Wusaki works with two different types of steel that stand out for their excellent qualities.
Damas VG10 series:
The beautiful knives from this range have a core made of VG10, which is a renowned Japanese steel of high quality. This steel has 1% of carbon content (the average in most knives is 0.5%), which allows the blades be harder and more rigid. It is a hard steel that reaches a hardness level of 60 HRC in the Rockwell scale, whereas most kitchen knives have steel lying in between 50 and 58 HRC. Such a high level of hardness helps the blade's edge to remain sharp for longer time, thus allowing you to appreciate the durability of these knives' cutting capactiy. However, despite the carbon content (which is not so resistant to oxidation), the VG10 is to some extent a type of hybrid steel, because it has an equally high level of chromium that allows the blade to be more resistant. Therefore, this steel is easier to maintain than a pure carbon steel (which can't withstand at all being in humid conditions). To top it off, this steel is also resistant to chemical attacks. Finally, to maintain its edge you simply need to use a food whetstone.
Pakka X50 series:
The knives from this range have a blade made of German steel, X50CrMoV15, with a Rockwell hardness level the lies between 56 and 58 HRC. This type of steel has a great reputation in the culinary world as it is the same steel used in the knives of some of the biggest brands in the cutlery industry. The advantage of this steel is its ideal balance between the durability of the sharp edge and its easiness of maintenance. It is easy to hone and sharpen with optimal results obtained very quickly. Furthermore, thanks to its high level of chromium (15%), this steel is resistant to corrosion. There is no doubt that this steel is a safe bet in the world of cutlery and that is why it is preferred by a large number of cooks!
Each of the two materials that have been chosen for the handles of Wusaki knives has qualitites and advantages that are impossible to ignore.
The handles of Damas VG10 knives are made of natural olive wood treated so that it has a surface that is smooth to touch. The veinings are different on each single handle, thus making each knife a truly original piece. Its shape has been studied and designed so that it can fit naturally in your hand's palm. Hence, the grip is comfortable.
The reason why olive wood was chosen is because it is resistant over time, and its wooden essence gives the knives a beautiful, rustic look that add more prestige to this knife range.
This composite material has the appearance of wood, but it is actually made of laminated wood and resin compressed at a high temperature. This composition makes the handles very resistant, which is why this material has a food reputation in the culinary world. Witht his material, the handles resist better the humidity, the strokes, the bacteria, and changes in temperature. In addition, its warm colour give the knives a truly original look!
For intensive use in busy kitchens, this material is undoubteldy a good option. It is robust and effective, and its shape adapts perfectly to all types and sizes of hands.
The aesthetic details are also important features in every Wusaki knife. To better enjoy using your knife, it is important to have a beautiful knife well finished in every single detail. The blades are polished, hammered, or have a damascus effect; the handles are sanded or varnished; and the knives' butt are carefully engraved. The Wusaki experience extends all the way to the boxes in which the knives are sold, which are rigid and have an internal foam that protects and keeps the knives well in place. With such beautiful boxes, Wusaki knives automatically become a great option to offer as a gift!
Each of the materials that have just been described above were carefully chosen to meet your expectations. For Wusaki, top quality is the priority!