Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) with Redwood Burl (8.6 inches)

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) with Redwood Burl (8.6 inches)

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $695.00
Item num: 102283
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.60 in.
Total length: 14.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.92 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, satin finished 52100 carbon steel with a triple temper and cryogenic heat treatment
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Presentation grade redwood burl
Description: Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn, a long time maker of knives for the outdoor enthusiast, has expanded his focus to include culinary knives - creating high-performing kitchen workhorses! This chef's knife draws its inspiration from the Japanese kiritsuke gyuto.
The kiritsuke gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is a perfect general purpose chef's knife. The triangular tip results in a detail oriented, yet stronger tip than the gyuto. The long blade is needed for the slicing motion required to cut meat and the tall profile provides plenty of finger clearance while chopping or mincing on a board. The long, straight spine is perfect for moving foods across a cutting board after chopping. The kiritsuke gyuto is a perfect choice to grab whether chopping onions, mincing parsley, or portioning and slicing meats.
Aaron forged the 8.6" satin finished blade from 52100 carbon steel. Many makers and collectors feel that this is the best steel available anywhere for use as a knife blade. The blade was then oil quenched multiple times. Many thermal cycles and normalizing steps ensure consistent grain structure. Triple tempering at 400 degrees results in exceptional durability. A cryogenic treatment between temper cycles enhances the edge holding ability.
The traditional D-shaped handle is made from presentation grade redwood burl (Sequoia sempervirens). The stabilized redwood has warm tones and is contrasted beautifully by a buffalo horn ferrule. The ferrule is nicely contoured to accommodate a comfortable pinch grip.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!


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