Kasumi Chef's Knife - Gyuto - 8 in. (88020)
Product Description for Kasumi Chef's Knife - Gyuto - 8 in. (88020)
Maker: Kasumi (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83363
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 6.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 7 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade with a VG10 stainless steel core (Hrc 59-60)
Handle: Resin impregnated hardwood
Description: The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is more suited for preparation of raw meat as well as use as a general purpose chef's knife. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meat and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance right.
Kasumi knives are forged in Seki Japan, an area with over 800 years of smithing history. The blade is formed by forging folded layers of soft stainless steel (called a Jigane) around a central core formed from VG10 stainless steel. The central core is tempered to 59 - 60 Rc. This results in an exceptionally keen, long-lasting edge.
The blade is forged quite thin so as to have little or no resistance when cutting through food. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge-welded to the tang to ensure that food particles cannot become lodged between the tang and the handle. Wooden handles are formed from resin impregnated hardwood. These hold up exceptionally well in a demanding kitchen environment.
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