Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Black Micarta -- 7-1/8"

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Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Black Micarta -- 7-1/8"

Maker: Don Nguyen (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,500.00
Item num: 103986
Blade length: 7.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.20 in.
Total length: 12.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Black Micarta set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long blade is well suited for slicing vegetables and meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
Don Nguyen was a full-time Materials Science and Engineering student at the University of Arizona before getting into full time knifemaking in 2017. It is clear that he is a maker to watch. He is clearly driven by a design sense that is rarely found. He designs and had builds world-class kitchen tools using modern materials and techniques, finishing each detail to perfection.
The blade is formed from high performing 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers and metallurgists feel that 52100, with its small crystalline size, tremendous edge stability and toughness, is among the best carbon steels used in knifemaking today. Both the spine and tang are distal tapered to provide perfect balance. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
Handle scales are formed from black canvas Micarta secured to the full tang using hidden pin construction. Although dramatically more difficult to create, a hidden pin construction allows the handle to show off its materials without the visual interuption from the pins. The handle is wider at the front and slims down toward the back allowing it to balance nicely in the hand.
Excellent work throughout!


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