Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) with Camel Bone (7 in)

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) with Camel Bone (7 in)

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $550.00
Item num: 102285
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.10 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Polished nickel silver
Handle: Dyed and stabilized camel bone
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.
The 7-1/8 inch blade has a perfect arc for chopping and slicing. The blade is expertly balanced. Aaron forged the blade to shape 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 three times. Many thermal cycles and normalizing steps assure consistent grain structure. Triple tempering at 400 degrees results in exceptional durability. A cryogenic treatment between temper cycles enhances the edge holding ability.
Dyed and stabilized camel bone scales are contoured for a sturdy grip. The scales are set on a full tang and fit perfectly to the nickel silver bolster. The stabilized scales will hold up well to the heavy demands of either a professional or home kitchen. Loveless style fasteners are a nice finishing touch.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!


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