Utility Knife (Petit Gyuto) with Muskox Horn (6")
Product Description for Utility Knife (Petit Gyuto) with Muskox Horn (6")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91148
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 10.20 in.
Blade width: 1.35 in.
Blade thickness: 0.08 in.
Item weight: 4.10 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel with a triple temper and triple quench
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Very rare muskox horn set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
Petit gyuto hocho, meaning "small slicing knife", are perfect general purpose kitchen utility knives. The 6 inch, slender blade makes it very useful and versatile from slicing fruit to chopping garlic with enough belly to really get serious slicing done. The thin blade produces a very clean, even cut without bruising the food being sliced.
The blade was hand forged from premium 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers and users feel that 52100 is among the best, if not the best steel currently used for knifemaking. The blade is triple quenched and triple tempered for optimal edge holding and durability. A differential heat treatment line is clearly visible in the blade and shows the transition between the soft supportive spine and keen, hard cutting edge.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The handle is formed from extremely rare high Arctic muskox horn. Musk ox horn is one of the most rare and majestic handle materials used in the knife world. The highly polished horn has a unique grain structure that immediately grabs the eye. It is nicely carved to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. Muskox horn is a perfect choice for use in either a home or commercial kitchen. The bolster is formed from 416 stainless steel, pinned and soldered to the blade for strength and durability. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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