Chef's Knife - Gyuto (10-3/4 in.) 52100 San Mai with Maple Burl
Product Description for Chef's Knife - Gyuto (10-3/4 in.) 52100 San Mai with Maple Burl
Maker: Devin Thomas (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89767
Blade length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 17.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 7.80 oz.
Blade: Satin finished, distal tapered san mai blade with a 52100 carbon steel core and 410 stainless steel sides
Handle: Presentation grade maple burl with a paper micarta ferrule
Description: Devin Thomas is probably best known for his exquisite damascus steel -- what is less well known is that he is also an exceptional knifemaker that specializes in chef's knives.
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, 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.
The san mai style blade combines a central core formed from 52100 carbon steel and softer, supportive 410 stainless steel sides. Many knifemakers and users feel that 52100 is among the best, if not the best, steel used to make knives. The carbon steel blade will have exceptional edge holding, even under heavy use, though carbon steel knives do require slightly more care. We recommend using camellia oil after use to avoid rust. By combining 52100 with stainless damascus sides, Devin not only creates a more resilient knife, but he also makes the knife much easier to care for due to the stainless steel side walls. A distal taper ensures optimal balance.
The octagonal handle combines presentation grade maple burl with jet black micarta. The black micarta nicely complements the dark tones in the burl.
Exceptional work throughout!
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