Ao-Zora Chef's Knife - Gyuto - 240mm - 9-1/2 in.
Product Description for Ao-Zora Chef's Knife - Gyuto - 240mm - 9-1/2 in.
Maker: Ohishi Ao-Zora (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95838
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 14.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.0 oz.
Blade: Aogami Super (64 Hrc) core forged between SUS410 stainless steel
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Black micarta
Description: The Ao-Zora 9-1/2 inch Gyuto is an exceptional all-purpose chef's knife. Itís ideal for meat and fish, yet performs beautifully on vegetables too. The long, slender blade still offers plenty of knuckle clearance when cutting on a board. If youíre looking for a lighter, more nimble multi-purpose kitchen knife, the Ao-Zora Gyuto is sure to become your go-to knife for a wide range of dicing, chopping, and slicing tasks.
Ao-Zora knives feature a premium Super Blue (aogami super) carbon steel core. This is surrounded by protective SUS410 stainless steel. There is probably no finer combination of durability and "sharpenability" than Aogami Super steel. The fine grain particulates in this steel allow a beautifully fine edge to be attained, which will then be extremely durable for a long time. The combination of a high performance carbon steel core and stainless sides also provides easier care. It is hardened to Hrc 64 for superior edge retention. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resistant edge that is relatively easy to sharpen. While it is much easier to care for this knife than a full carbon steel knife, it still must be hand washed and dried to avoid rusting the core. We recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust.
The blade is exceptionally thin and cuts with virtually no resistance. A convex grind assists food release, minimizing suction when slicing more delicate, moist foods.
A stainless steel bolster separates the blade from the Western style handle. A triple riveted tang runs the full length of the handle for strength and longevity. The comfortable handle is made from Micarta. Micarta holds up exceptionally well to the rigorous demands of a home or commercial kitchen and does not shrink over time.
Ao-Zora knives by Ohishi are sure to be a favorite in your kitchen.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days