Maker: Asai (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85663
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade width: 1.85 in.
Blade thickness: 0.15 in.
Item weight: 5.36 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.24 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade, Rc 60 - 61
Bolster: Pakka wood ferrule
Handle: Macassar ebony
Description: The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is well suited to slicing and chopping -- an ideal 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 perfect.
Each knife is individually hand-forged beginning with a high carbon stainless steel core (hagane). This is surrounded by many layers of high contrast nickel Damascus. This time consuming process creates a knife with outstanding edge holding and beauty. The blade is distal tapered for optimal balance and has an extremely thin, keen edge for high performance.
The "Wa" style handle is octagon in shape and is sculpted from macassar ebony with a pakka wood ferrule. This natural, ambidextrous handle style is easy to grip and lasts a lifetime. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days