Ultra Chef - Chef's Knife - 8 in. (AM-UC8)
Product Description for Ultra Chef - Chef's Knife - 8 in. (AM-UC8)
Maker: Al Mar (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83580
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 13.25 in.
Blade width: 1.82 in.
Blade thickness: 0.09 in.
Item weight: 7.12 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.56 oz.
Blade: VG-10 stainless steel clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side
Description: The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is suited to preparation of meat and may be used 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.
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: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 weeks