Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with African Blackwood (8-1/4 in.)

Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with African Blackwood (8-1/4 in.)

Maker: Brian Hanson (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $635.00
Item num: 104636
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.4 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: African blackwood
Sheath: Edge guard
Description: Brian Hanson is a 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.
The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is an exceptional general purpose chef's knife. It is perfect for slicing meats and proteins as well as chopping and dicing. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this will be your go-to knife.
The damascus blade is forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels to provide a keen, long lasting edge. The damascus 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 ambidextrous Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is African Blackwood. African Blackwood is among the most dense, durable woods available in the world. A stainless steel spacer separates the handle from the buffalo horn ferrule. The ferrule is tapered to accomadate a comfortable pinch grip. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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