Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Koa and Mammoth Molar - 9-3/4 inches

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Koa and Mammoth Molar - 9-3/4 inches

Maker: Haburn Knives (Ian Rogers) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,830.00
Item num: 101086
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.60 in.
Total length: 15.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 9.60 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 52100 and 15N20 carbon steel
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized koa with a mammoth molar spacer
Description: I've wanted to have Haburn as part of the Epicurean Edge family for quite some time, so I was extremely excited when Ian Rogers recently was interested in listing some of his work through us. Rogers hand builds each knife one-at-a-time without the use of waterjet or laser cutters. He is one of the very few knifemakers in the world that forges his own stainless damascus in-house. This unique (and extremely difficult) process allows him to fuse the performance of a high end custom knife with the practicality and ease of stainless steel.
The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer than the santoku, it is an exceptional general purpose chef's knife. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meats and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance just right. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this Haburn chef's knife is a perfect go-to knife in the kitchen.
This elegant Japanese-inspired chef's knife is Ian's sole authorship work. The blade was forged to shape from his own damascus forged from 52100 and 15n20 carbon steel. The resulting blade will have a keen, long lasting edge. A convex grind assists with food release. The blade is distal tapered, ensuring perfect balance. Both the spine and curved choil are rounded for a comfortable grip.
The ambidextrous handle is a style often called a half-round in Japan. The lower half is rounded for comfort, whereas the top features three bevels. Many people, both in Japan and abroad, feel this to be the most comfortable and versatile Japanese handle shape. The handle is formed from stabilized exhibition grade curly koa (Acacia koa) fit to a 30,000 year old woolly mammoth molar spacer. The front of the handle is formed from integral stainless damascus, moving seamlessly into the blade. This technique, while relatively common in production knives, is tremendously difficult to achieve in a custom workshop and here, Rogers has shown his mastery at the forge. A black fiber spacer set between the molar and integral bolster helps the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes from the kitchen.
Though this knife is forged from stainless steels, like other knives, it should not be put in the dishwasher. We recommend using camellia oil to protect the handle from drying out. This knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite and a family heirloom.

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