Chef's Knife with Maple (8-1/4 in.)
Product Description for Chef's Knife with Maple (8-1/4 in.)
Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89526
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 6.90 oz.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel, heat treated to 60-61 Hrc
Handle: Ambidextrous wa-style handle formed from stabilized curly maple with maple burl fittings
Description: The European chef's knife (known as a gyuto in Japan) is well suited for use as a general purpose chef's knife -- from chopping, to slicing and dicing -- from fruits to vegetables and meats, the chef's knife is a great choice. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meat and vegetables and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance right.
This Michael Rader 210mm (8-1/4 inch) Wa-Gyuto is a new, semi-custom knife. This knife features 52100 steel, heat treated to 60-61 Hrc. Many knifemakers and collectors feel that this steel is among the best steels currently used for knives due to its exceptional edge holding and sharpness. The blade has been antiqued using Wayne Goddard's "mustard" protective finish. This attractive finish helps prevent rust and makes the knife easy to maintain. The blade features a deep finger choil -- making it easier and more comfortable to use the knife with a pinch grip.
The handle is formed from curly maple with darker maple burl accents. By using stabilized woods, Michael is able to combine the beauty of natural wood with durability. It is ambidextrous and is equally comfortable to either a left or right handed user. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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