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Leiths Damascus Steel Knife Set

Leiths Damascus Steel Knife Set


This knife set is available to purchase from our School on Wendell Road. We are not currently sending out knife sets in the post or by courier. Under 25’s will be required to show photo ID.

The Damascus Steel Range is made from Japanese steel, acknowledged to be the best in the world and consists of multiple layers of complementary stainless knife steels compressed around an inner core of very hard specialist cutting steel (VG10).

VG-10 is a unique formulation of steel with a high carbon content specially designed for high- quality blades, containing various amounts of Chromium, Vanadium, Molybdenum and Cobalt. Tempered to a high hardness rating (HRC 58-60), the blades acquire an enduring ‘surgical’ sharpness that is readily regained when necessary. The supporting layers provide flexibility and shock absorbing qualities to the blades.

The Damascus technique, involving the layering, folding and forging of different qualities of steel, give these knives their marbled appearance. The handles are designed to give a comfortable and safe grip at all times. A fine ceramic 9” knife sharpener is included in the set.

The set

  • Chef Knife (8″)
  • Santoku Knife (7.5″)
  • Boning Knife (6″)
  • Fillet Knife (7.25″)
  • Utility Knife (4.5″)
  • Knife Roll
  • Ceramic Sharpener (Damascus)


The Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association in Sheffield tested our blades under British Standards EN ISO 8442-5 for sharpness and edge retention.

Our knife blades passed in both respects and are classified as ‘Excellent’, the highest of 5 categories, significantly exceeding the ‘Excellent’ rating requirement, for ‘Cutting Performance’ by 26% and for ‘Edge Retention’ by 23%.

All Leiths knives have a one year guarantee against faults in materials or manufacture.

Available to buy at the school

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