Feather damascus 240 Gyuto
For anyone who is into larger kitchen knives, this one is an excellent choice. With an edge of 240mm, this Gyuto is definitely big, but due to the nice balance and thin thip the knife still feels light and nimble.
An eyecatcher tot his blade is the multicolour feather damascus pattern. With the blade forged to shape, the feather follows the blade shape nicely.. The damascus has been etched for a bit of dept and for a high contrast.
As a variation to the traditional Japanese octagonal Wa handles, this handle has some curves added to it. The extra weight at the rear of the handle helps putting the balance point of the knife right in front of the ricasso. Perfect for a pinch grip. A beautiful piece of stablized big leaf maple burl forms the basis of the handle, paired with an ebony ferrule.
For the best cutting performance, the blade has an S-grind with a thin edge. A significant distal taper gives the knife a thin tip. This does mean, however, that the knife is not suitable for heavy chopping into bones, joints etc. Furthermore, the carbon steel requires a bit of maintenance to prevent rusting.
Blade: 1.2842 (O2), 75Ni8 (15N20), 1.2510 (O1) and 1.2442 multicolour featherdamascus carbon steel, hardened to 61±1HRC, high contrast etch
Handle: Octagonal curved handle, Stabilized Big Leaf Maple burl, Ebony
Grind: S-grind, thin edge, distal taper into thin tip
Total length: 40cm
Edge length: 24cm
Blade height: 5.7 cm
Spine thickness: 4.5mm at the ricasso, 0.5mm at 2cm in front of the tip
Thickness above the edge: 0.15-0.20 mm
Overall weight: 246g
Price: €1550,- (shipping not included)
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