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Made in Japan
Ran means‘ The Excellent’ in Japanese.
Blade The core material VG10 "super steel" is composed of Cobalt, Molybdenum, Vanadium and Carbon. VG10 stainless steel is clad with 34 layers of soft and hard high-carbon stainless steel on each side, producing 69 layered rust-resistant Damascus-look. The blade has an extremely sharp cutting-angle. Our special heat treatment gives our blades the outstanding hardness rating of HRC61 on the Rockwell scale, ensuring long lasting cutting performance.
Handle The handle is made out of FDA-approved black Canvas-Micarta, which is an odorless and enormously durable material made of resin and linen. This material lasts decades. The end of the handle is made out of stainless steel, which gives the knife outstanding stability. Two stainless steel rivets fasten the handle tightly.
7 piece set: 8" chef's knife, 6.5" santoku, 5" Utility Knife, 3.25" Paring Knife, 7" slicing knife, 9"bread knife and knife storage block. 69 layers of forged Japanese steel.
The outstanding edge of the RAN Damascus knives have been achieved by combining the best of advanced technology with the unsurpassed knowledge and expertise of ancient craftsmanship. The skills of these craftsmen have been cultivated in traditional Japanese sword making techniques, handed down from generation to generation over seven centuries in the capital of swords and knives, Seki, Japan.
Since 1932, Yaxell has been a major knife manufacturer in Japan. Their superior quality kitchen knives are sold around the world and are renowned for their quality, performance and beauty making them the perfect choice as professional kitchen knives. In 2009, Yaxell knives were rated #1 by the ETM test magazine. They are favored internationally by top chefs and are equally regarded in home kitchens.