Western Classic 8.5″ Chef Knife – 67-layer Damascus (Yu Series)

(172 customer reviews)
on-sale best-buy worldwide-shipping
United States


The Yu Classic Collection 8.5-inch Damascus Chef’s Knife is one of our bestsellers. Due to its premium quality and evergreen classic design, it is one of the most popular and best-selling chef’s knives of 2019 and a great model to buy in 2020 at a discounted price.

  • The blade reflects an excitingly beautiful Damascus rose steel pattern.
  • There are 33 layers of Damascus 316L steel on each side and the core is made from the highest quality 10Cr15CoMoV steel (Japanese VG-10), which together form a 67-layered blade.
  • The knife has a bit more robust and wider blade when compared to other ‘lighter’ knives. There’s almost no flexing of the blade (which is a desirable thing).
  • The hardness level of HCR-60 and special heat treatment during the production makes the knife resistant to wear, and it holds the edge for a long time. The blade is hard, but not brittle.
  • An ergonomically designed handle made of rosewood gives it an all-rounded aesthetic look and an organic grip feel.

As confirmed by many customers, this is a knife that is definitely worth its price and an item you can proudly add to any knife collection. If you are not sure which chef’s knife to choose, we recommend this one.

Additional information


Kitchen Knives

Knife Type

Chef Knives





Knife Size

8.5 inch / 22cm

Steel Core





Real Damascus


HCR 60

Grip Style






Store Tags

Best Buy, On Sale, Worldwide

Handling and Maintenance

To ensure your knife stays sharp and beautiful for a long time, please follow the listed instructions and tips:


  • Do not wash your knife in a dishwasher. It is best to wash the blade immediately after use under the tap water.
  • Do not wipe the blade with an abrasive washing sponge. Use soft cloth instead.
  • Avoid using abrasive chemicals (you can use mild soap).
  • After washing, wipe the blade with a dry cloth.


  • Store your knife separately from other cutlery items. Use a knife stand, knife bag, or a sheath (saya).

Handling and Usage:

  • Use a soft/medium hardness cutting board or pad (wood, plastic, rubber). Do not use glass, ceramic, or stone cutting boards.
  • Do not cut through bone or hard nuts, hard fruit or vegetable shell. Avoid cutting hard ingredients.
  • Do not twist the blade or try to pry open ingredients.

Honing and Sharpening:

  • Re-sharpen your knife when necessary.
  • If you hone your knife on a leather strap or honing rod often, you will significantly reduce the need for re-sharpening.
  • When sharpening, use good quality sharpening tools (800-6000 grit whetstone, sharpening rods, and better quality kitchen knife sharpeners).

172 reviews for Western Classic 8.5″ Chef Knife – 67-layer Damascus (Yu Series)

Based on 172 reviews
  1. A***s

    Very good knife, perfect quality

  2. M***X

    beautiful knife

  3. R***o

    good product and sharp. as picture

  4. N***n

    Classy knife!

  5. K***S


  6. E***h

    Quality is good. Very beautiful, sharp. I enjoy it.

  7. A***r

    fire just knife) worth it do not mind money))))

  8. M***s

    product excellent quality… i’m very satisfied.

  9. S***v

    In my food company we have this knife collection. As described 100%. Arrived all in time. + 5 for blade design and manufacturing.

  10. D***v

    The goods delivered to Moscow in two weeks. Excellent quality! Great salesman!

  11. A***c

    Matches description and quality. Thank you!

  12. Customer

    do not know this give with time but for time top level it!

  13. M***k

    knife is very beautiful, wife likes it!”

  14. Customer

    a little long but arrived at good port thank you

  15. M***n

    very good knife

  16. G***j

    One of the sharpest knifes I have ever seen, including 200 plus euro knifes. Good knife for use at home, probably not strong enough for professional use …

  17. A***y

    Thank you very much very high quality, from the handle to the blade. Weight and blade is in perfect proportions. Arrived in 17 days. I recommend, very decent knife. Qualitative, beautiful, highlights the value of the knife.

  18. Customer

    a good knife for money! value recommended store welcome!!

  19. M***s

    high quality done very cool knife. blade hrc 64 core checked with hardness tester. super! order worth it!

  20. D***v

    high quality excellent

  21. E***o

    knives lovely and optimal quality and finishing. will buy again no doubt. great store.

  22. D***y

    VERY, VERY SHARP. I cut myself while unpacking

  23. V***s


  24. G***v

    Шикарный нож! Очень острый. Пользуюсь ножами ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS, но этот нож ни чем не уступает. Качество отличное!

  25. E***h

    Заказываю второй нож у этого продавца. Все устраивает. В этот раз еще более красивая упаковка. Внутри с бархатом. Покупал для подарка – очень качественно !

  26. V***j

    супер отличный!!! рекомендую продавца

  27. F***t

    Absolutely beautiful knife with lovely balance and stunning blade. Quickly send and arrived fast. Very happy with the knife and the store. Absolutely will buy from here again

  28. R***o

    arrived all right!

  29. I***v

    match knife expectation. super,’ll recommend

  30. N***a

    simply lovely in every detail! slammed expectations!

  31. T***h

    Knife is very convenient, sharpened perfectly.

  32. D***a

    perfect, very good. thank you

  33. A***v

    Delivery of a high-speed. Beautiful knife, sharp, heavy, and the rest of the time will tell. Store recommend 5 + + + + + + + +

  34. F***Y

    Perfect Packaging Box gift very pretty knife super well finished tracked parcel fast store TOP perfect for gift affutage RASOIRcette end Yu is worthy of perfection price tré scorrect 5 stars + + + + + + +

  35. A***a

    delivary fast sharp handle not finshed well there is some small whole in wood

  36. L***A

    Delivery very fast, excellent product quality!

  37. A***k

    Packaging is Cool knife very sharp, hand hold convenient!

  38. M***v

    At the fire.

  39. M***k

    Fast delivery. Item consistent with the description. Recommend this store. 🙂

  40. P***o

    A knife was very quickly. 31 Jul ordered, 8 Aug knife has been delivered. The first impression is a sharp knife, nice material, soundly.

  41. S***Y

    Thank you very much

  42. S***s

    Sharp knife. See what time will show.

  43. G***o

    Thank you, guys! I never really owed a good chefs knife before I found your store and bought one from you … It leveled-up my cooking skills. Great knife, excellent service! Recommended!

  44. F***E

    Like the product. Very good

  45. V***v

    The first impression is great.

  46. M***v


  47. V***u

    extremly sharp

  48. I***n

    Super sharp and beautiful

  49. G***v

    Knife sharpened perfectly, manufactured to a high standard

  50. A***y

    Knife a masterpiece, razor-sharp, heavy, comfortable, super package, all advice! satisfied with the purchase.

  51. F***r

    ไม่มีที่ลับมีด come to

  52. G***l

    Knife very sharp. Damask steel blade is well the best effect and handle and one perfect workmanship. Content of this purchase!

  53. V***n

    Knife fire hot. Like real forging. Sharpening is not necessary. Later will include pictures.

  54. R***s

    WOW !!! What a magnificent knife, a thing of beauty. superb craftsmanship throughout, from the blade to the handle, 100% genuine Damascus steel, a well balanced and incredibly sharp blade with a beautiful rose wood handle , the finishing is first class. It is the nicest knife I have ever owned. exceeded my expectations. ” Many Thanks”. Of course I Will recommend this knife and the store. Oh yes it also comes in a lovely presentation box. be careful when handling. 100% positive.

  55. P***s

    good item

  56. D***v

    Very good knife, delivery fast,

  57. T***s

    A handsome knife! I love it!

  58. L***a

    Knife came ukrainu for 12 days, that very quickly. A great first impression. Cut to fit your weight, very good grip, convenient to use. Have knives same price range, but they cut much worse and once a week have to grind. About Damascus there is doubt, but it does not change the relationship to the knife. Wonderful knife, if an edge will hold at least a month will be very good. Thank you shop, store, for good goods, fast delivery, good luck.

  59. N***n

    Wonderful knife, ordered a two more of the same series. Advice to all to buy from this store. High Quality exclusive production and very fast delivery.

  60. I***o

    Tested cutting with paper. Sooo sharp. Do not know how long enough, we’ll see. Beautifully packaged.

  61. A***m


  62. W***s


  63. A***a

    A Good knife.

  64. V***s

    Haven’t used it yet, but looks very sharp.

  65. A***k

    Delivery within 20 days, apparently knife is impressive, the hand is good.

  66. Customer

    D is after almost a m is daily use still retaining the edge, transmits good feeling when handling, P is or relative to the size is the correct

  67. G***n

    Fast delivery. Very nice product. Looks like in the pictures. I didn’t tested yet. Looks very sharp.

  68. O***l

    Despite the fact that knife large it very convenient. Nice in your hand. After this knife I realized that my old knives are all horrible… One question, how and what очить this miracle at the end of time?

  69. A***n

    All great! Knife super. Seller put a coupon, but Russia is poor, overdue package.

  70. Customer

    Nice knife, fast delivery

  71. J***a

    Excellent product quality, had a good support supplier regarding Brazilian standards, satified.

  72. Customer

    Knives look amazing, as well as the knives compartment. Beautifully crafted. Very happy with the purchased. Thank you Team.

  73. M***i

    Great knife, mega sharp, quite heavy, but for it well balanced. When krojeniu be careful because it not toy!

  74. Customer


  75. J***n

    Superb knife–See purpose.

  76. Customer

    Shipping is faster than think amazing corsage. Pave luxury chain condition even nicer sharp servers careful used with the happy four as unsatisfactory.

  77. Customer

    Shipping is faster than think amazing corsage. Pave luxury chain condition even nicer sharp servers careful used with the happy four as unsatisfactory. 28 Nov 2018 19:39

  78. J***k


  79. Customer

    Knife excellent! Sharp, beautiful, light. Stylish packaging. Very good suitable for a gift. Now want a set of knives! Shipping to Czech Republic took 23 days.

  80. I***h

    The knife feels very good, it’s very sharp and I recommend to buy a sharpening stone (Japanese), don’t use the cheap sharpers you can get for a few bucks, otherwise, you’ll destroy the knife… If you don’t want to spend so much on a known brand this will be your best choice 🙂 Quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Package: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Value for the money: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  81. P***h

    Top Knife. Super Quality and fast Delivery. I am very satisfied. Thank You

  82. M***t

    Great quality for this price. Arrived sharp. Fast shipping and delivery. I recommend this store and I bought more knives.

  83. A***v

    All the fun. Shipping, packaging and the knife (beautiful, comfortable and sharp).

  84. Customer

    Beautiful forged and finished blade. Sharp as a razor. Shiny and good visible material patterns. Handle perfectly manufactured and finished. Nice case. Just Great! Would like to optionally purchase without case, just to avoid the trash.

  85. D***n

    Jesus, that’s one sharp knife!! the packaging can only be described as luxurious… great for a gift! probably the best and most convenient to use knife iv’e ever seenused… Didn’t expect to be so satisfied with a 50 dollar knife… you won’t regret it

  86. T***o

    Very good

  87. G***d

    very sharp, high quality, best store, thank you!

  88. E***s

    Nazis atbilst, pārdevēja aprakstam. Ļoti kvalitatīvi taisīts. Labi uzasināts, VAR bārdu skūt. Varu ieteikt šo produktu UN pārdevēju.

  89. Y***e

    The 8in Chef Knife, 7in Santoku and 3.5in Paring knife were ordered. The quality of all three knives is nothing short of outstanding. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

  90. T***t

    Excellent knife

  91. M***m


  92. R***k

    Super nôž

  93. B***n


  94. R***h

    very good knife

  95. Customer

    Beautiful knife, extremely sharp, quickly delivered.

  96. O***t

    The blade is very sharp and very good quality. Can use for many years a chef’s knife. The handle is very beautiful and flashy. Like it very much

  97. V***v

    Review written for those who are going to buy and want more information. Knife is reduced to zero from butt, shave hair is made with high quality butt fine processed, A rounded edges, that would not rub your fingers. Handle is comfortable and quality is excellent. But you must be prepared that the knife is not easy and it’s a real кухоник European. Who used to work with a knife сантоку or накири is not easy at first. As seen in the photo, knife wide, it is very convenient, your fingers will not get to the board. Holds the products when grinding disc. IN general, for the money knife. As show on yourself эксплуатаця write further review.

  98. J***l

    I would have given this 4.5 stars. the knife is very sharp and looks great. I have yet to sharpen and still do not know how well it holds its edge. it is a little lighter in weight than typical German 8″ chef which is good and bad depending on what you are cutting. As of now the excellent sharpness makes up for the lack of weight.

  99. A***n

    Incredibly sharp knife. Very easy to use. Real шэф.

  100. T***l

    Good night conserteza did a good buy knife cutting up thinking can buy without fear still not tested for BBQ knife with great workmanship beautiful loved knife blade super thin and tough hair shaving without force (CARE) this knife is super recomendadíssima CONGRATULATIONS will manufacturer and the store soon another purchase thank you. 23 Dec 2018 12:36

  101. V***v

    Seller handsome, goods sent immediately. Sending to Chuvashii 16 days, full track. Packed well, all not vredimoe. Unfortunately address box does not load

  102. J***a

    It is very good knife. Good finish. Very sharp. Well balanced. The handle is comfortable. What I have from ago 5 days and foremost perfect.

  103. A***A

    Excellent knife! Thank You!

  104. Customer

    14 days delivery. Super knife super package. Only words admirable. Recommend.

  105. M***v

    Goods received, thanks, knife sharpened by blade, ceramic knives and some do not stand but as far as Damascus does not know, pattern is only visible under a certain angle, quality blades do not know, time will tell, as well as complaints

  106. Customer

    Excellent knife. Fast shipping.

  107. C***c

    Very pleased so far. The blade is wickedly sharp. The fit and finish is very good. The edges of the spine are nicely rounded to make a pinch grip comfortable.

  108. A***e

    Excellent knife advise all

  109. V***v

    Delivery to the rostov region about 2 weeks. Factory sharpening is normal. The product corresponds to the description. Today i will try in work, i will write off.

  110. V***v

    The review is written for those who are going to buy and want more information. The knife is reduced to zero from the ear, shaving the hair, made very high quality, the shoe is perfectly processed, slightly rounded edges that would not rub the fingers. The handle is comfortable and the quality is excellent. But you need to be ready that the knife is not easy and this is a real kukhonik european. Who is used to working with a knife santoku or nakiri will not be convenient at first. As seen in the photo, the knife is wide, it is convenient very, your fingers will not get to the board. There is adhesion of products when shredding. In general, for such money the knife is excellent. As it will show itself further exploitation, be sure to write an additional review.

  111. D***e

    I’m very satisfied.

  112. A***r

    uitstekend mes, mooi afgewerkt en super scherp. echt een aanrader

  113. M***I

    It’s a beautiful knife, very fast shipment (11 days to NL). Excellent service. I highly recommend the product and the store. Thank you!

  114. P***r

    Great knives, very sharp. Delivery to Poland took about a week – so it’s super fast !!!

  115. K***a

    vypadá velmi kvalitně snad i vydrží

  116. Customer

    Top knife. My favourity.

  117. Customer

    Excelente produto! Muito bem embalado e muito bonito. Já fiz alguns testes e superou minhas expectativas!

  118. H***y

    Lieferung gut 2 Wochen, musste das Paket aber beim Zoll öffnen. Das Messer selbst sieht sehr hochwertig aus und gefällt uns sehr gut. Ich würde das jederzeit weiterempfehlen.

  119. D***v

    Товар в Москву пришел за 17 дней.Товар соответствует описанию.Продавца рекомендую.

  120. K***e

    Nice knife, satisfied.

  121. I***a

    Great quality. Fast shipping, 17days to Moldova. Thanks!

  122. C***o

    Todavía no lo e usado .

  123. A***z

    Great store! The item has just arrived. It’s ok.++++

  124. V***v

    very fast delivery

  125. A***r

    Нож пришел ооочень острым, можно бриться, хоть мы и не за этим тут собрались. Выглядит крышесносно, безумно красивый. Порадовала стильнючая коробка на магнитной застёжке. По функционалу ничего пока не скажу, подарок ещё не обнаружен получателем, а значит и не тестирован.

  126. D***s

    Another perfect, sharp, knife delivered in short shipping period. I recommand this shop.

  127. K***S

    thanks,superb knife

  128. A***n

    По виду и по весу нож качественный. Заточка хорошая. Упакован хорошо. Доставка со склада в России в течение недели.

  129. S***v

    All Right

  130. G***l

    Посылка шла три недели. Всё как описано, острый как бритва, на сколько хватит, посмотрим. Упаковано отлично, продавцу спасибо. Рекомендую.

  131. A***n

    быстро доставили супер

  132. A***n

    Quickly delivered super!

  133. D***v

    Нож хороший но в качестве стали есть сомнения , стекло не царапает , а должен!!!

  134. A***a

    Product of excellent quality, with great packaging looking very beautiful. Matches the descriptions. Appropriate and balanced weight. Very well finished cable. The edging is perfect! Like a razor! Damascus is not so obvious, and I shall briefly ascertain whether it is true or false damask. Overall, extremely satisfied with the acquisition!

  135. I***v

    Excellent product, very sharp handy and yet beautiful knife. I am happy and thank you very much to the store. Recommended

  136. M***o

    절삭력이 좋아요 지금까지 써왔던거하고 차이나요 좋아요

  137. K***a

    брала на подарок,выглядит дорого богато

  138. R***s

    This is a very nice knife, beautifully crafted, very happy & i will buy some others.

  139. J***k

    It is a very nice and beautiful knife it has a good feel in my hand and it’s unbeleavable sharp. Thank you, and lots of succes with your company.

  140. D***d

    отличное качество изготовления. работать удобно. посмотрим на долговечность

  141. V***v

    Нож красава. Заточка отличная, но я бы ещё довел его. Насчёт лазерной обработки поверхности я согласен,но обкладки основного слоя точно многослойная, это хорошо видно в 10 кратную лупу, поэтому нож сделан очень качественно. Единственно есть разница в толщине накладок с разных сторон, что надо будет учитывать при заточки, бьют то поэтому советую отдавать на заточку профессионалу. В работе ещё не проверен так как это подарок. Продавца советую однозначно.

  142. M***l

    super bien,le top

  143. G***e

    Conforme et très tranchant

  144. U***r


  145. I***r

    Great knife , Great store , Amazing sharpness , thank you very much!

  146. K***k

    날카롭고 마음에 들어요

  147. E***a

    Нож невероятно клевый! Продавец молодец! В подарок положил ножницы, было очень приятно! Спасибо за качественный товар !

  148. H***n

    Knife looks awesome ! It´s came super sharp but I still have to test it properly, will post update with pictures.

  149. J***a


  150. J***l

    El producto super bien impecable, pero el servicio de correos chile mal servicio al final tube que dejar un reclamo y precionar hasta ir a una sucursal a ritirar mi encomienda pero solo eso

  151. C***g

    exelente buen vendedor muy agradecido.

  152. A***a

    Нож шикарный!!!,, рекомендую всем, входит к в масло, заточку держит хорошо. Раз в 2 недели подправить, и все зохенвей.

  153. R***h

    Genau wie abgebildet. Sehr scharf. Sehr gutes produkt.

  154. N***z

    Пришло быстро. упаковка хорошая. нож весит. прекрасная работа. будем пробовать. 5 звёзд прадавцу.

  155. S***i

    Very fast shipment to Poland. thx

  156. T***m

    So smooth cut first hand. Yet to test commercially. I use heavily. Let’s see

  157. Customer

    Очень красивый и качественный на вид. Солидная коробка. В деле не проверял.

  158. O***a

    Замечательный нож , выше всяких похвал !!! Рекомендую и нож , и продавца .))) Товар пришел очень быстро, меньше 20 дней

  159. T***t

    Sharp, stable and professional. It take long time to ship from Chinese to Vietnam. But also it is a good product.

  160. K***m

    Nice knife

  161. V***s

    muito boa, corta muito, belos detalhes e bom acabamento. pacote lindo

  162. Customer

    I love this knive. Excellent.

  163. S***y

    отличная упаковка, отличное исполнение ножа. рез агрессивный. вялый помидор режет в тонкую соломку. я доволен.

  164. R***G

    Looks very sharp, good quality, I would recommend

  165. S***n

    무게도 적당하고 잘 썰리고 만족 스럽습니다.

  166. O***v

    товар соответствует описанию,рекомендую

  167. B***o

    This is a good knife. Good store.

  168. J***r

    excellent value!

  169. H***o

    The blade is not dull easily and cuts very well. Fantastic Knife!!!

  170. R***i

    Excellent product. I must buy another one

  171. R***r

    A piece of art. Looks and feels awesome. …and razor sharp. Recommend both the product and the store.

  172. Customer

    I really love this knife. I already have one of these for around 10 months now. It is really great, holds the edge well, I had to re-sharpen it only a few times, 3 or 4 times by now – but I use it constantly. I take good care of it, so it is almost as new. I purchased this one as a gift for my friend. Thank you for offering such good knives at the best prices!

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