Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Black and White Ebony (8-1/2 in.)

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Black and White Ebony (8-1/2 in.)

Maker: Brian Hanson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106934
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.40 in.
Total length: 13.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.09 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Damascus surrounded by antique wrought iron recovered from a wagon wheel
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Black and white ebony
Description: Brian Hanson is a bladesmith located in Washington State. He worked for over a decade as a fine dining chef in various Seattle restaurants, but during Covid he made the decision to change careers and start working as a bladesmith. He now makes high performance kitchen knives that he hopes fellow chefs will love to use both at home and professionally in the kitchen.
The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is an exceptional general purpose chef's knife. It is perfect for slicing meats and proteins as well as chopping and dicing. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this will be your go-to knife.
The damascus san mai blade combines a damascus core forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels, surrounded by antique wrought iron recovered from a wagon wheel. A thin layer a nickel set between the two adds contrast. The combination of the many-layered damascus and forge-finished wrought iron is particularly dramatic. Brian's maker mark is on the right side of the blade. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle.
The ambidextrous Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is black and white ebony. This high contrast wood is nicely complemented by a buffalo horn ferrule. A nickel silver steel spacer separates the handle from the buffalo horn ferrule. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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