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Grunwerg cuts through with new Katana knives

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I Grunwerg’s Katana Saya knives feature hardwearing VG-10 Damascus steel blades.

Lightware specialist I Grunwerg has introduced the Katana Saya range of kitchen knives, named after the prized Japanese swords.

The new winter 2021 collection consists of both individual knives and knife sets crafted from Japanese VG10 Damascus steel.

The Japanese style knives are available with a traditional wooden Saya sheath, to match the knife handles. Or for those of a more Westernised nature, Grunwerg has adapted the series to represent popular Western-style blades, and provided a more modern and practical storage and safety solution, with a leather sheath.

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The handles of the Katana Saya knives are crafted from wood in the traditional chestnut shape to give a safe grip and perfect balance. Options available are the traditional dark Pakkawood handles or the light Olive Wood handle alternative.

The VG-10 Damascus steel comprises 67 layers for toughness, and can reach a Rockwell hardness rating of up to 63HRC. Furthermore, the material is claimed to deliver one of the best edge retentions in the market, while the layered pattern in the blades is said to demonstrate craftsmanship.

The deep black finish of the Pakkawood handles should strike a balance between opulence and hard-wearing durability. While the Olive Wood handles are lightweight and soft in the hand, and should offer a more natural look, balanced against the pattern of the steel.

Each individual knife or knife set in the Katana Saya range is presented in a wooden case.

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Clare Nicholls

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