Asai Damascus Chef's Knife - Kiritsuke Gyuto - 8 1/4 in. (210mm)
Product Description for Asai Damascus Chef's Knife - Kiritsuke Gyuto - 8 1/4 in. (210mm)
Maker: Asai (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91620
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 14.30 in.
Blade width: 1.95 in.
Blade thickness: 0.13 in.
Item weight: 5.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.95 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade, Rc 60 - 61
Bolster: Pakka wood ferrule
Handle: Macassar ebony
Description: The kiritsuke 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 triangular tip results in a detail oriented, yet stronger tip than the gyuto. The long blade is needed for the slicing motion required to cut meat and the tall profile provides plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. The long, straight spine is perfect for moving foods across a cutting board after chopping. The kiritsuke gyuto is a perfect choice to grab whether slicing onions, chopping parsley, or dicing meats.
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