*** Developed as the brother of the globally popular "GOU", the JAPAN LIMITED Version are offered exclusively on the Japanese domestic market in response to Japanese quality-demanding customers' expectation. We highly recommend you to check the high quality "YO-U" series.***
The Yaxell GOU 101 knife is quite high quality knife, extremely sharp, hard, and durable for top-professional use.
The 101 Layers SG2 and it's beautiful design must impress you by the details of it's well calculated, meticulous design.
Japanese SG2 Micro Carbide powder stainless steel is enveloped by 50 layers on one side with soft and hard stainless steel.
The powdered steel contains a lot of carbon and has an unprecedented hardness of approximately 63 Rockwell.
[Special Production Process]
Yaxell blades are heated in a kiln to a very high temperature and then ice-hardened.
They are then tempered again at a high temperature to make the blade strong, durable and corrosion-resistant for long-lasting performance.
The handle is so easy to grip and it's weight is very well balanced.
It is constructed of FDA approved black canvas-micarta, an odorless, enormously durable material made of resin and linen that will last decades.
The end of the handle is stainless steel, which gives the knife outstanding stability.
Yaxell - TOP quality brand in Japan since 1932, combining the best of advanced technology
with unsurpassed Japanese blade knowledge and expertise handed down from generation to generation for centuries.
Manufacturer recommends sharpening with the Yaxell Gou Sharp Pro knife sharpener, a Japanese water stone, or a diamond steel honed for sharpening.