OHISHI - V5 Migaki
Ohishi Migaki V5 180mm Santoku
Ohishi Migaki V5 240mm Gyuto
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The steel in these Ohishi Migaki knives is VG5, which is made by Takefu Steel in Japan and is not a commonly available steel. It is not mass produced like some stainless steels and fits a specific niche, where pure steels with exacting alloys are necessary. The best way to understand the properties of VG-5 is to compare it to a simple stainless steel, such as 440.

VG-5 is a high-carbon stainless steel with a carbon content of between .7 and .8 percent in comparison to the much more abundant 440 series which averages less than .7 percent. This gives the steel a much harder edge, making it ideal for knives and cutting tools. Unlike 440, VG-5 has a lower chromium content of 13 to 15 percent compared to the 16 to 18 percent found in 440.

These Ohishi Migaki knives are hardened to about 59-61 Rockwell and are clad with SUS410 steel.

We think these knives are amazing value and underpriced for the quality they represent.
Ohishi Migaki Petty knife150mm
$89.50
Ohishi Migaki Santoku 180mm
$130
Ohishi Migaki Gyuto 210mm
$135
Ohishi Migaki Gyuto 240mm
$170
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