5" Japanese Utility Knives VG10 Damascus Steel | Gin Series

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Meet Kyoku's 5" Utility Knife from the Shogun Gin series—a culinary marvel that seamlessly marries modern technology with traditional craftsmanship for unbeatable performance. Precision-crafted for both home chefs and professionals, its ultra-sharp blade, honed to an 8 to 12-degree edge using the Honbazuke method, effortlessly slices through various ingredients.

The 66-layer Damascus VG10 stainless steel blade, extending through the handle, ensures enduring precision and control under daily use. Innovative protection comes in the form of a silver ion coating, preventing unwanted contaminants for enhanced culinary safety.

With a full-tang construction and a resilient fiberglass handle featuring a signature mosaic pin, this knife provides a comfortable and well-balanced grip. Resisting cold, heat, and corrosion, the ergonomic handle guarantees fatigue-free usage in both everyday and professional settings.


  • Blade Material: VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: G-10 Fiberglass, Ionic Silver Oxide
  • Rockwell Hardness: 58-60
  • Blade Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 in. (13 x 2.6 cm)
  • Edge Angle: 8–12°
  • Overall Length: 9.4 in. (24 cm)
  • Net Weight: 4.7 oz. (132 g)
  • Warranty: Lifetime


  • 5" UTILITY KNIFE: This general purpose knife is part of Kyoku's brand new Shogun Gin series, manufactured with modern technology and traditional craftsmanship to offer unrivalled performance for home chefs and culinary professionals alike
  • ULTRA-SHARP BLADE: Sharpened to an 8 to 12 degree edge using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method, this kitchen knife delivers precise cuts through meat, fruit, vegetables, herbs, and more with negligible resistance
  • INNOVATIVE PROTECTION: Our blade boasts a protective silver ion coating to prevent growth of unwanted contaminants for extra culinary safety; the provided sheath and case allow you to preserve your knife with care
  • FULL-TANG CONSTRUCTION: The 66-layer Damascus VG10 stainless steel blade extends to the entire length of the handle, withstanding punishing daily use without sacrificing precision and control
  • ERGONOMIC HANDLE: This fiberglass handle with its signature mosaic pin withstands cold, heat, and corrosion while offering comfy and well-balanced grip to prevent fatigue and cramps even in professional settings

What is a utility knife used for?

A utility knife is a versatile kitchen tool designed for general cutting tasks, including slicing, dicing, and chopping vegetables, fruits, and meats. Its smaller size makes it ideal for more precise work like trimming fat, paring, and deboning. Utility knives are handy for sandwich preparation, bread slicing, and detail-oriented tasks such as garnishes. Beyond the kitchen, they find utility in outdoor activities like camping and gardening. With a sharp blade, utility knives are also effective for opening packages and boxes, offering a versatile and essential cutting tool for various needs.