In Japanese Roku means “Labor”. The “Roku Series” honors the tiring process of fishing to make a living in the small islands of Japan. The Damascus surface of the blade represents the wild waves of the ocean where fishermen spend their lives in order food to the table. On the other side the wooden handle imitates the material used on boats.
It’s well known that the taste of the food is influenced by the material of the tool.
– 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.
- High Hardness on the blade
- Very light and thin blade for precision cutting
- Anti-rust composition
- Long lasting
- Damascus pattern aesthetics
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.