Petit Gyuto/Utility Knife (6-1/8") with Sheep Horn and Engraved Pins
Product Description for Petit Gyuto/Utility Knife (6-1/8") with Sheep Horn and Engraved Pins
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91713
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.10 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 4.25 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Sheep horn with red fiber spacers
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 will astonish you with its lightness, maneuverability and stunning good looks.
Petit gyuto hocho, meaning "small slicing knife", are great general purpose kitchen utility knives. The 6-1/8 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. The blade is marked on the left side with Bill's engraved BTB mark. The right side is engraved M.S. (Master Smith).
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment follows the formula developed by Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The sheep horn handle scales are set on a distal tapered full tang, carved to swell at the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. Red fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. A 416 stainless steel bolster separates blade from handle. 416 stainless steel hidden bolt rivets set the sheep horn scales in place. The central rivet has been hand engraved by Bill. This is the first knife that features Bill's own engraving and it is clear that he has been doing a lot of practicing. The knife has perfect balance and is an joy to use. Exceptional work throughout!
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