Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife - Kiritsuke Gyuto (8 in) with G-Carta

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife - Kiritsuke Gyuto (8 in) with G-Carta

Maker: Joe Edson (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,050.00
Item num: 103519
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.60 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Blade: San mai blade forged from Shirogami 2 carbon steel set between 22 layers of damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Denim Micarta
Handle: Red and blue G-carta
Description: Oregon bladesmith Joe Edson specializes in straight razors and kitchen knives. As such, it's not surprising that his high performing chef's knives are razor sharp!
This is the place to start your carbon steel knife collection. This custom chef's knife by Joe Edson is a perfect 'go to' knife. It's used for all-around food preparation. Inspired by the Japanese gyuto, it has less curve than a Western chef's knife, which means it contacts the cutting board along more of its length, so more food is cut per slice. The gyuto has a gentle roll off the tip compared to the large roll of a Western style knife, so it needs to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient. The K-tip provides a strong, detail-oriented tip. Once you try one of Edson's knives, you'll wonder what you ever did without it.
Joe began by creating a bar of san mai damascus steel. Hitachi Shirogami 2 (white steel) steel is tremendously high performing, with an extremely keen edge. 22 layers of carbon steel damascus surround the white (shiro) steel core. The flat is forge finished. The sides feature an s-grind to provide great food release and clean slicing. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort.
The handle combines red and blue G-carta made by G.L. Hansen & Sons with a denim Micarta ferrule. The ambidextrous handle shape is inspired by 'half round' Japanese handles. The top is faceted. The base is nicely rounded for comfort. This knife is so comfortable, you won't want to put this one down.
Exceptional work throughout!

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