Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife - Kiritsuke Gyuto - with Ringed Gidgee (8-3/4 in.)

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife - Kiritsuke Gyuto - with Ringed Gidgee (8-3/4 in.)

Maker: Martin Huber (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,150.00
Item num: 108638
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.75 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Blade: San mai 120 layer damascus with a 1.2519 carbon steel core
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Ringed gidgee
Description: Martin Huber hails from Austria and is considered one of the greatest chef knife makers from that region. His father, mother, and grandfather all had blacksmithing and metalworking experience which led to Martin learning the trade at a young age. Martin took four years of formal blacksmith instruction in his home town of Steyr, Austria before opening up his own shop in 2016. Martin's kitchen knives have well thought out designs and efficient cutting geometry.
The 8-3/4 inch blade is forged from a san mai combining a 1.2519 carbon tool steel cutting edge with 120 layer damascus cladding. 1.2519 is an oil hardening carbon steel that achieves a working hardness of 64 Hrc (extremely hard!) and maintains high wear resistance. This makes it an excellent steel for kitchen knives and outdoor knives. A nickel layer between the cladding and core helps prevent carbon migration. The forge finish along the spine will help with food release. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. This knife has beautifully thin geometry for effortless high performance cutting.
The ambidextrous Japanese-inspired half octagonal handle is faceted at the top and rounded at the base. This shape is among the most comfortable of traditional Japanese handle styles. The handle combines an exceptional piece of ringed gidgee with a stainless steel ferrule to seal the front of the handle. This is a knife you won't want to put down! It is sure to become a kitchen favorite. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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