Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) with Wenge and Maple (8-1/2 in.) - 1095 Carbon

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) with Wenge and Maple (8-1/2 in.) - 1095 Carbon

Maker: Pieter van der Bank (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108018
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.60 in.
Total length: 14.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Blade: 1095 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Dyed and stabilized birdseye maple
Handle: Wenge with a dyed and stabilized birdseye maple spacer
Description: Pieter van der Bank of PVB Knives is a bladesmith from the small town of Heidelberg located in the Western Cape of South Africa. Pieter has been hand crafting unique kitchen knives since 2016 and focuses on both European style and Japanese style chef's knives. His fit and finish is excellent and his understanding of chef knife geometry is equally well thought through.
Longer than the santoku, the gyuto is the essential kitchen knife and is used for all-around food preparation. The kiritsuke gyuto 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 and it needs to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient. The arc of the blade edge is perfect for a rocking chop. The slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance just right. Whether slicing, chopping, or dicing, this nimble chef's knife is a perfect choice.
The blade is 1095 carbon steel to ensure a keen, long lasting edge with chip resistance. A differential heat treatment separates the soft, supportive spine with an ultra hard cutting edge for long edge holding. The flat ground blade features a 15 degree angle for high performance cuts with less wedging. Pieter's mark is on the left side of the blade. We recommend using camellia oil to oil the carbon steel blade and natural wood handle.
The handle combines wenge and birdseye maple into a Japanese-inspired octagonal handle. This ambidextrous handle is very comfortable and nicely accommodates a pinch grip. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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