Maker: Al Mar (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83578
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 2.04 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.44 oz.
Blade: VG-10 stainless steel clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side
Description: Petit gyuto hocho, meaning small slicing knife, is a great general purpose kitchen utility knife. The 5 1/2 - 6 1/2 inch slender blade makes it very useful and versatile, from slicing fruit to chopping garlic.
Made in Seki, Japan, the Al Mar "Ultra Chef" knife is classic and state of the art in performance. Each blade has 33 individual layers of stainless steel -- 16 layers on each side, plus a central core of VG-10 cobalt stainless steel hardened to Rc 60-62 (very hard!) for a keen, long-lasting edge. 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. These knives are incredibly strong, light in the hand, well balanced, and extremely sharp. The handles are made from select cocobolo wood, long considered one of the world's most exotic hardwoods. High in natural oils, cocobolo holds up well under heavy kitchen use. Each knife comes individually gift boxed.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days