Cacus Kiritsuke Chef's Knife (9") with Bronze San Mai Damascus and Shred Carbon Fiber

Product Description for Cacus Kiritsuke Chef's Knife (9") with Bronze San Mai Damascus and Shred Carbon Fiber

Maker: Drakopoulos Stelios (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106365
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.90 in.
Total length: 14.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 35.8 oz.
Blade: Bronze san mai damascus forged over an 80CrV2 carbon steel core
Bolster: Mokume gane
Handle: Shred carbon fiber
Sheath: Custom resin and carbon fiber saya
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, Cacus, from a fire breathing giant famous in Greek mythology for having fought Hercules!
The kiritsuke 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 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 meats 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 meat.
The 9" san mai damascus blade was forged by Dion Damascus. An 80CrV2 carbon steel core is surrounded by high contrast layers of bronze and 80CrV2 carbon steel. The pattern is exceptionally stunning and is sure to draw attention. 80CrV2 carbon steel maintains high chip resistance with excellent edge holding and is a great choice for a high performance knife. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort.
The Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is made from shred carbon fiber. This style of handle is extremely comfortable and ambidextrous, allowing both left and right-handed users equal comfort. The front bolster is mokume gane which nicely complements the bronze damascus blade. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
To keep the knife safe during transportation and storage, a custom made saya is included. The saya combines carbon fiber with clear resin for a stunning presentation. The clear resin allows the beautiful bronze damascus to show through the saya while on display.
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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