Chef's Knife (Petit Gyuto) with Masur Birch (5-1/2 in.) - VG10 San Mai Damascus

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Petit Gyuto) with Masur Birch (5-1/2 in.) - VG10 San Mai Damascus

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $395.00
Item num: 106824
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 11.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.57 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged stainless damascus san mai blade with a VG-10 center core
Bolster: Nickel silver with a black G-10 spacer
Handle: Stabilized and dyed masur birch octagonal handle
Description: South Africa bladesmith Dave Skinner brings an exceptional level of work to his knives. Whether the knife is designed for the kitchen, for use out in the field, or for a collector, Skinner brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives.
The Petit Gyuto is a general purpose chef's knife for the cook that prefers a smaller, easier to control knife. There's plenty belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to its versatility. Whether slicing, chopping, or mincing this will be your goto knife.
The 5-1/2 inch blade features a hand forged VG-10 stainless steel core (hagane). This is surrounded by many layers of high contrast damascus. This time consuming process creates a knife with outstanding edge holding and beauty without the brittleness of many other high performing steels.
The frame-constructed handle is inspired the Japanese ambidextrous octagonal handle. The stabilized and dyed masur birch has a dramatic swirling figure with a nice combination of light and dark tones. A black G-10 spacer and nickel silver bolster seal the handle from water. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days