Chef's Knife - Gyuto (6 in.) with Wild Olive

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Product Description for Chef's Knife - Gyuto (6 in.) with Wild Olive

Maker: David Hoehler (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $320.00
Item num: 101237
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 11.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.47 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.8 oz.
Blade: 1070 carbon steel with an acid etch finish
Bolster: Textured bronze with G-10
Handle: Wild olive
Description: South African knifemaker David Hoehler specializes in chef's knives. Given that he worked in some of the best kitchens in South Africa for nine years, it is no surprise that he brings a unique understanding the chef's primary tool.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited as a general purpose chef's knife. Whether slicing, chopping, mincing, or dicing, this nimble knife will do it all. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with just enough finger clearance over a cutting board.
The 6 inch blade is made from 1070 carbon steel. 1070 carbon steel will have exceptional edge retention and chip resistance. The blade is convex ground and tapers to a thin, keen cutting edge. This ensures great food release when slicing. The spine is nicely rounded for a comfortable grip. Because this kitchen knife is made from carbon steels, it should be dried and oiled after use to avoid rust and oxidation.
The Japanese-inspired Wa style handle is formed from African wild olive wood (Olea europaea sbsp africana). The ambidextrous handle provides a comfortable grip and keeps the knife extremely lightweight (only 3.8 oz!). Alternating G-10 and bronze spacers help the natural wood adjust to humidity and temperature changes in the kitchen. The front face of the bronze is textured in front. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!


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