San Mai Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Ironwood - (6-3/4 in.)

Product Description for San Mai Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Ironwood - (6-3/4 in.)

Maker: Ben Tendick (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $775.00
Item num: 101121
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.80 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a V-Toku2 carbon steel core surrounded by stainless steel
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood set on a full tang
Description: Longer and slimmer than the santoku, the Gyuto is an exceptional general purpose chef's knife. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meat and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance just right. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this handmade chef's knife is a perfect go-to knife in the kitchen.
This elegant Japanese-inspired chef's knife is Ben's sole authorship work. The blade is san mai construction. A V-Toku2 carbon steel core is surrounded by stainless steel -- combining the high performance of carbon steel with easier care. Takefu VToku2 carbon steel steel is tremendously high performing, with an extremely keen edge. The blade is beautifully thin for effortless, accurate slicing. Because the knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle.
The ambidextrous handle is formed from desert ironwood (Olneya tesota). Desert ironwood is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is among the most desirable of exotic woods used for knives. Copper and carbon fiber pins set the scale to the full tang, ensuring strength and durability. The handle on this chef's knife is a nice size and will be very comfortable for extended use. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!


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