Daitan Series: Chef Knife 8″ – Damascus Steel

Daitan Series: Chef Knife 8″ – Damascus Steel

(5 customer reviews)


Our newest knife set introduces Premium Quality Hammered Damascus Steel, making it one of the most beautiful knives we have ever produced. It is inspired by the natural landscapes of the Japanese coastal zone, and the Hammered Damascus Steel represents the corroded from the ocean slopes that souround the mainland. In addition, the hammered pattern creates pockets of air between the blade surface and the food surface to aid in food release while cutting.

The Daitan Chef’s Knife is manufactured using Japanese VG10 Damascus Steel, weights approximately 240g and features a blade of 8.2″.

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Type: Chef’s Knife
Packaging: Case
Blade Lenght: 8.2″
Weight: 240g
Material: Damascus Steel
Blade Material: VG10 – 67 Layers Damascus Steel
Handle Material: Triple Riveted Ebony Handle
Rockwell Hardness: 58-62HRC
Release Date: July 1st, 2019


5 reviews for Daitan Series: Chef Knife 8″ – Damascus Steel

  1. Ken Ly

    Purchased this knife to replace a cheaper Komachi ceramic knife that has seen better days. I’ve been using cheap knives my whole life and decided to treat myself to something better and this Tokageh knife is what chose. The blade insanely sharp and pretty well balanced. The spine of the knife is thicker than what I had imagined but definitely makes the knife more rigid. The random dimples on the sides of the knife truly sets it apart as far as looks go but they really do function to stop foods like potatoes and other starchy foods from sticking to the blade when slicing. I’ve owned this knife for a week and find myself reaching for it more and more as my go-to knife.

    I am very happy with this purchase and hope this knife will last for many years. Hatori customer service guided me throught the purchase as I had troubles with Paypal payment

  2. Drew J.

    I have never owned a premium knife before this one. It was always the “33 knife boxed set for only $33.00!!!!” variety. Let me tell you, if you do any sort of home cooking, you owe it to yourself to get this knife. It was a chore to cut meat, veggies, and fruits before. Now it feels like everything melts to the blade of this knife; Broccoli bows before me, ribeye comes and kisses my feet.

    The handle feels good in my hand and the blade has retained its sharpness since I first got it four months ago. Of course with a knife like this you should not treat it like any other kitchen knife. I always hand wash and dry it and make sure to store it in a knife holder. Take care of the knife and it will last for years.

  3. Chung B.

    Bought this and the Santoku knife as a gift for a friend of mine who is a chef, it came in a really nice gift box, once I opened I can tell it is worth every penny. The knife came with its own sleeve to cover its sharp blade ( The handle has a really nice grip ). Since it is a gift I didn’t try to use it, but my friend loved it. I think it would make a great gift for any chef.

    Great value for money. Free shipping was a plus. Arrived @ Toronto in 12 days.

  4. CK LIM

    Beautifully made. Very sharp and the hammered polished finish is well balanced with the rest of the knife. Grip is generally okay even for a lefty like me.

    Shipping was slow. Arrived in Mexico 3 weeks after order

  5. Goldendoodle Lover

    I am a medical professional and a mother of two. Despite my busy schedule, I still try to cook 5 to 6 days every week for my family. Since I grew up in Asia, Asian style foods like Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai foods are often on my cooking menu. Preparing food takes up most of my cooking time in the kitchen. I have a good collection of Asian style knives and they really save me time in cutting, chopping and slicing.
    A month ago a good friend of mine recommended Daitan Hatori knife to me and I decided to give it a try. After trying it for a couple weeks, the biggest difference between Daitan and my other Japanese knives I found is when I slice apples, tomatoes, potatoes, cheese, etc, the slices won’t stick on the blade as much because of its special design which looks the like moon’s surface. Thus, it saves me a lot of time because I don’t need to remove the slice every single time when I cut. It also comes with a beautiful box and that makes it a pretty gift. I am planning to purchase another one for a good friend of mine who also likes to cook as a house warming gift.

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– Avoid cutting bones (except fish bones) and hitting the blade on hard surfaces. Preferably use a plastic or wooden cutting board.

– Dry the knife as soon as you wash it. Do not place the knife in a dishwasher.

– In order to sharpen the blade the use of a sharpening stone is suggested. Any other tools could damage the blade.

– To retain the edge of the knife make sure to hone the knife regularly. During normal use your knife edge may roll over at some point. Honing will not remove steel but will refine the edge of the knife.

Our goal is to offer you the best shipping options, no matter where you live. Every day, we deliver to hundreds of customers across the world, ensuring that we provide the very highest levels of responsiveness to you at all times. The time frame for order delivery is divided into two parts:

Processing time: Order verification, tailoring, quality check and packaging. This process takes usually 24 hours, however it may be delayed for 2-3 days in case of weekends and holidays.

Shipping time: This refers to the time it takes for items to be shipped from our warehouse to the destination. US orders are shipped by e-packet, which is a US Postal Service product. After processing and leaving the warehouse, items usually take between 7 to 15 days to arrive at their destination but can take longer from time to time. International delivery usually takes about 20–30 days. We maintain warehouses in United States, Germany and China, so shipping time may differ based on where the product is in stock.

Multiple items may be shipping in different packages to avoid added customs’ taxes, or due to the fact that they are stored in different warehouses.

Returns & refunds: We are completely sure that you will be extremely excited with our products however if you demand a refund or return you can contact us to solve your problem immediately. It’s in our philosophy, that our customers are satisfied at all costs. For more information check our Refund Policy.

VG-10 is a cutlery grade stainless steel produced in Japan. The name stands for V Gold 10 ("gold" meaning quality), or sometimes V-Kin-10 (V金10号) (kin means "gold" in Japanese). The indication 'Cobalt steel' is sometimes used too, but that could of course also designate another steel type with Cobalt. Hitachi is the manufacturer of VG10 steel, but often the name of the Takefu factory is used, that markets the steel in laminated format.

Stainless VG10 Steel holds its edge more than any other steel used to manufacture kitchen knives. The major advantage is ability to withstand rust. VG10 also provides the ability to have the Damascus pattern created in the blade during temperament. For the above reasons VG10 is the most popular steel in the knife manufacturing industry.

The Benefits

- High Hardness on the blade
- Very light and thin blade for precision cutting
- Anti-rust composition
- Long lasting
- Damascus pattern aesthetics


1% carbon
1% molybednum
15% chromium
0.2% vanadium
1.5% cobalt

The Sharpening

Precision sharpening is ensured with laser technology.
The blades are then hand-sharpened using whetstones.
Finally every knife is carefully inspected before it is shipped to our customers.

Pakka wood, also sold as compreg, is an engineered wood/plastic composite material commonly used in knife handles and other objects that see rough wear. It resembles conventional wood, while maintaining its antibacterial characteristic which is vital for professional knives.

The cylindrical shape of the handle allows versatile cutting strokes.

Why hatori

The standard retail process involves various middlemen driving the prices up between the product and the customer. We do things differently.

By shipping directly from production to the customer we can offer you a high quality Japanese Knife for under 100$!

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