Utility Knife (Petit Gyuto) with Mokume Gane San Mai and African Blackwood (5-1/3")
Product Description for Utility Knife (Petit Gyuto) with Mokume Gane San Mai and African Blackwood (5-1/3")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92620
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.30 in.
Total length: 10.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.17 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a V-Toku carbon steel core with mokume gane sides forged from copper, nickel and brass
Bolster: Mokume gane forged by Bill from brass and copper
Handle: African blackwood
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 steels, result in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
This utility knife is a perfect choice when doing thin, precise slicing in the kitchen. The 5-1/3 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 was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Undulating, brightly colored brass, copper and nickel surround a V-Toku carbon steel core. V-Toku, the steel which forms the cutting edge, is a 'super-steel' created by Takefu, in Japan. Very high in carbon contact (approx. 1-1.1%) this steel holds and takes an amazing edge. The effect creating by the mokume gane walls is extremely captivating!
The bolster is formed Mokume Gane Bill created by forging together brass and copper into damascene layers. The handle is formed from jet black African blackwood. 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. Copper pins set the handle in place. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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