Elpis S-Grind Gyuto Chef's Knife (8.6") with Raffir - AEB-L

Product Description for Elpis S-Grind Gyuto Chef's Knife (8.6") with Raffir - AEB-L

Maker: Drakopoulos Stelios (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,200.00
Item num: 106364
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.60 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.4 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished AEB-L stainless steel
Bolster: Bronze
Handle: Raffir Noble
Sheath: Custom knife bag
Description: The love for gastronomy, quality and construction mixes together in a somewhat magical way to give Stelios Christos Drakopoulos (also known as Dikristo) a life purpose: One of the first 100% Greek handmade chef's knives. This exquisite Dikristo chef's knife was made by Drakopoulos Stelios. A native of Athens Greece, Stelios was born in 1983. He is a home cook, food lover, and knifemaker. We were extremely impressed with this latest batch of knives from him! This chef's knife gets its name, Elpis, from the Greek spirit hope.
The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is a general purpose chef's knife. The long blade is for slicing and portioning and the tall profile provides plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. The gyuto is a perfect general purpose chef's knife to grab whether slicing onions, chopping parsley, or dicing meats.
The 8.6" AEB-L stainless steel blade is meticulously mirror polished. Many knifemakers and metallurgists feel that AEB-L, with its small crystalline size, tremendous edge stability and toughness, is among the best stainless steels used in knifemaking today. AEB-L was developed for razor blades with a very fine grain structure making it easy to sharpen while maintaining good edge holding capabilities. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. The blade features an S-Grind. A hollow at the center of the blade assists food to effortlessly fall away from the side of the blade rather than pushing up and sticking.
The Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is Raffir Noble, a composite material of fine bronze mesh inside a strong semi-transparent resin. Together, the unity of materials has a unique appearance and great strength. This style of handle is extremely comfortable and ambidextrous, allowing both left and right-handed users equal comfort. The front bolster is bronze.
This chef's knife has exceptional balance. It is nimble and easy to use. It is sure to become a kitchen favorite.
A custom storage bag with brass buckles and Dikristo's mark is included to safely store the knife.
Excellent work throughout!

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