Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) - 210mm (8-1/4in)

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Kiritsuke Gyuto) - 210mm (8-1/4in)

Maker: Ohishi VG10 Damascus (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $229.95 Saving: $118.05
Item num: 99142
Blade length: 8.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.30 in.
Total length: 13.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus san mai blade with a VG10 stainless steel core (Hrc 60 - 61)
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Octagonal ho wood
Description: The kiritsuke gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is suited to preparation of meat and may be used as a general purpose chef's knife. The triangular tip results in a detail oriented, yet stronger tip than the gyuto. The long blade is needed for the slicing motion required to cut meat and the tall profile provides plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. The long, straight spine is perfect for moving foods across a cutting board after chopping. The kiritsuke gyuto is a perfect general purpose chef's knife to grab whether slicing onions, chopping parsley, or dicing meats.
Ohishi's Damascus San Mai Chef's Knives feature a blade of exquisite beauty. Layers of alternating SUS304 and SUS310 stainless steel (called damascus in the west - and suminagashi in Japan) surround a premium VG10 cobalt stainless steel core. Each knife is a unique design -- a true work of art. VG10 takes and holds a razor edge -- ensuring a silky and effortless cut. It is hardened to Hrc 60-61 for superior edge retention. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resist edge that is relatively easy to sharpen. A convex grind (hamiguri-ba) assists food to release from the side of the knife. The ambidextrous blade features a 50/50 grind.
The traditional Japanese "Wa" style handle is octagonal. It is equally well suited for left handed and right handed users. Traditional Japanese handles allow the knife to be lighter and more nimble. Natural ho wood is combined with black buffalo horn for a handle that will last a lifetime. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.


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