Damascus Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) with Himalayan Birch (6-1/4 in.)

Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) with Himalayan Birch (6-1/4 in.)

Maker: Brian Hanson (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $585.00
Item num: 104164
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.80 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.84 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.04 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 1084 and 1520 carbon steels
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Stabilized spalted Himalayan birch
Sheath: Edge guard
Description: Brian Hanson is a local bladesmith located in Washington State. He worked for over a decade as a fine dining chef in various Seattle restauraunts, but during Covid he made the decision to change careers and start working as a bladesmith. He now makes high performance kitchen knives that he hopes fellow chefs will love to use both at home and professionally in the kitchen.
This 6-1/4" kiritsuke gyuto chef's knife will be an absolute joy to use in the kitchen. The kiritsuke style tip provides an elegant, yet sharp tip for more detailed tasks. Anyone who prefers a slightly flatter cutting edge will absolutely love this knife. From chopping up fruits and vegetables to slicing meats and cheese, this nimble tool is sure to be your go-to knife!
The damascus blade is hand forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels to provide a long lasting edge. The pattern is extremely engaging with lots of movement in the steel. The spine and choil are softened to provide a comfortable grip. Brian's maker mark is on the right side of the blade. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle. The shinogi-style blade is hollow ground on the lower half and flat ground on the top. This technique ensures particularly good food release.
The ambidextrous Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is spalted Himalayan birch wood (Betula utilis). Himalayan birch is known for being used centuries ago in India as paper for writing lengthy scriptures and texts in Sanskrit. Its use as paper for books is mentioned by early Sanskrit writers as early as the 4th century CE. It was not replaced by more modern paper until the 16th century. The handle is finished with a buffalo horn ferrule and a brass spacer. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days