San Mai Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Curly Maple - 6-2/3 inches

Product Description for San Mai Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Curly Maple - 6-2/3 inches

Maker: Ben Tendick (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $950.00
Item num: 101118
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.70 in.
Total length: 12.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a V-Toku2 carbon steel core surrounded by stainless steel
Bolster: Black Micarta
Handle: Dyed and stabilized maple
Description: 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. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meat and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance just right. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this gyuto handmade by Ben Tendick is a perfect go-to knife in the kitchen.
This elegant Japanese-inspired chef's knife is Ben's sole authorship work. The blade is san mai construction. A V-Toku2 carbon steel core is surrounded by stainless steel -- combining the high performance of carbon steel with easier care. Takefu VToku2 carbon steel steel is tremendously high performing, with an extremely keen edge. The blade is beautifully thin with a high grind and a hammer finished (tsuchime) ricasso. This technique allows for effortless, accurate slicing. Both the spine and curved choil are rounded for a comfortable grip.
The ambidextrous handle combines a vintage black Micarta ferrule with dyed and stabilized curly maple. The handle on this chef's knife is a nice large size and will be very comfortable for extended use.
Like other knives, it should not be put in the dishwasher. Because the core is carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade from rusting and the handle from drying out. This knife is sure to become your 'goto' knife and a family heirloom.
Exceptional work throughout!


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