Yamato Series: Chef’s Knife 8″ Damascus Steel

Yamato Series: Chef’s Knife 8″ Damascus Steel

(12 customer reviews)


In Japanese Yamato means “Heart”. The “Yamato Series” knives are forged with the traditional blacksmithing techniques of Japan. The black color of the handle and the blade is given in honor of the Shinobi (ninja) Warriors, dressed in black during the 17th century.
The blade is made of 71 layered Damascus Steel that provides both desired aesthetics and the development of an effective, well-balanced blade. The feeling and weight of the handle is made in such way to ensure perfect harmony.

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Knife Type: Chef’s Knife
Steel Type: VG10 Stainless Steel
HRC: 60-62
Blade Type: Double-edged Blade
Handle Material: Pakka Wood
Blade Length: 200 mm
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Handle Length: 140 mm
Weight: 265 g

Handle Color

Black, Red

12 reviews for Yamato Series: Chef’s Knife 8″ Damascus Steel

  1. Alan Parker

    Just received myt knife! cool & top class quality, the package thought was a bit damaged, the product still perfect.

  2. Anna

    Ordered my knife in September, received it October 11th. Free shipping is slow could use an expedited option if available.
    Yamato knife is sharp, well balanced and has a great look. Ordered the Red handle, love it!

  3. Paul

    Great knife. Excellent feeling and a sharp blade ❤️

  4. JohnnyK

    Took 3 weeks to receive it to UK, worth the wait

  5. SannyGloft

    Ordered on black friday, got it by december 6th. package a little damaged, knife in perfect condition

  6. Mario

    Get my hatori a week ago I thank you for it is sharp knife hola Argentina

  7. EllFeenty

    Great knife, the damascus pattern is simply amazing!!!!

  8. Kelaltevy

    Excellent knife, the package came a bit damaged in israel. No problem with the actual knife and it’s foldable case

  9. Postrave

    amazing knife, love at first sight! free shipping to US, took only 6 days to arrive from Japan!

  10. michael v

    Perfect, beautiful knife. I was looking to get a new chef’s knife and this fit my budget perfectly. For the same price, I was looking at german branded knives but decided to get this one instead. Worth every penny. Love the weight and feel. Sharp out of the box though it is recommended to sharpen it further.

    Shipping to Australia was fast, considering that international packages often take a month to arrrive here

  11. Reagan

    This is a very nice knife. I am not a knife snob, but have owned some decent ones (including Shun, Miyabi, and Kyocera ceramics). This ones feels like it stands up to them well. It’s a big knife, so there is some nice weight to it. Handle feels good and appears to be nicely balanced. Testing it in cutting various things (vegetables, meat) all yielded excellent result.
    I do hope the blade holds up to its claim, which I feel like it should. Japanese knives all tend to be super sharp, but tend to get dull quicker. That’s why it’s important to learn the art of knife sharpening with a whet stone.

    Overall, happy with the purchase, especially with the price. Do keep in mind the size of the knife, and thus, making it a heavier knife.

  12. Wes Selbe

    I bought this knife for a friend last year and he has loved it so I decided to buy one for myself. I looked at a variety of knives and just couldn’t justify the $200-$400 price point some others have. When it arrived it was nicely packaged and SUPER sharp. I use it 6-7 times per week and love the way the handle feels and the way it cuts.
    Delivery could be faster, took 10 days to arrive @ texas

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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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