Slicing Knife/Petit Gyuto (7") with San Mai V-Toku2 and Traditional Macassar Ebony Handle

Product Description for Slicing Knife/Petit Gyuto (7") with San Mai V-Toku2 and Traditional Macassar Ebony Handle

Maker: Jessica Burke (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101542
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.31 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a V-Toku2 carbon steel core with stainless steel sides
Bolster: Pakkawood with a stainless spacer
Handle: Macassar ebony
Description: Jessica Burke is the 23 year old (as of the spring of 2020) daughter of Mastersmith Bill Burke. Jessica has been making some absolutely amazing chef's knives.
This high performance slicing knife is perfect for slicing fruits, vegetables, and meats. The thin blade produces a very clean, even cut without bruising the food being sliced.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Layers of stainless steel surround a V-Toku carbon steel core. A thin layer of nickel set between the two adds exceptional contrast. The blade combines the exceptional edge holding of carbon steel with significantly easier care. V-Toku2, the steel which forms the cutting edge, is a 'super-steel' created by Takefu, in Japan. Very high in carbon content (approx. 1-1.1%), this steel holds and takes an amazing edge. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust.
The traditional Japanese octagonal handle is formed from Macassar ebony (Diospyros celebica). This southeast Asian hardwood has warm tones and a gently turning, straight grain. The bolster is formed from black pakkawood. A stainless stel spacer adds just the right amount of contrast. This traditional handle is very comfortable when used for extended periods and is a perfect choice for either professional or home kitchens.
This incredible slicing knife is sure to be a favorite in your kitchen!

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