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Yu Kurosaki VG-XEOS Gekko bunka 165mm

Yu Kurosaki VG-XEOS Gekko bunka 165mm

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The Yu Kurosaki VG-XEOS Gekko bunka 165mm is a Japanese knife masterfully crafted by the esteemed blacksmith Yu Kurosaki. This knife showcases a new steel, VG-XEOS, developed by Takefu, which is set to replace the HAP40 steel in Kurosaki's Gekko series.

VG-XEOS is an innovative steel grade that delivers an exceptional balance between edge retention and toughness, two characteristics that are typically considered competing opposites.

The Gekko VG-XEOS boasts a polished nashiji finish on the blade, enhancing its visual appeal. The bunka knife design excels in small and medium cutting tasks, making it highly versatile in the kitchen. Complementing the knife is a minimalist octagonal monowood oak handle that ensures a comfortable and secure grip, facilitating precise and controlled cuts.

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Blacksmith: Yu Kurosaki
Location: Echizen, Fukui, Japan
Knife type: bunka
Finish: polished nashiji

Construction type: warikomi
Cladding: stainless clad
Core steel: Takefu VG XEOS
Steel type: stainless steel

Overall length: 315mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 168mm
Blade height at heel: 48.3mm
Spine thickness at handle: 2.2mm
Spine thickness at heel: 2.2mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.0mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.1mm
Weight: 135g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal oak wood
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

Note: Japanese knives, such as this Yu Kurosaki VG-XEOS Gekko bunka knife, benefit from some extra attention. Explore our user-friendly care guide to learn how to keep your knife in excellent condition.


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Care Guide

  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge.
  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.
  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting.
  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.
  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at info@zahocho.com to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.

Refunds

  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.
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