Damascus Kiritsuke Gyuto (10 in.) with Snakewood and Bog Oak

Product Description for Damascus Kiritsuke Gyuto (10 in.) with Snakewood and Bog Oak

Maker: Haburn Knives (Ian Rogers) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,575.00
Item num: 108352
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 10.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.10 in.
Total length: 16.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.24 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 9.40 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 52100 and 15N20 carbon steel
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Snakewood and ancient bog oak
Description: Ian Rogers hand builds each knife one-at-a-time without the use of waterjet or laser cutters. He is one of the very few knifemakers in the world that forges his own stainless damascus in-house. Ian's understanding of chef's knives is exceptional. His knives have a tremendous sense of presence and flow.
Longer than the santoku, the kiritsuke gyuto is the essential kitchen knife and is used for all-around food preparation. The kiritsuke gyuto has less curve than a gyuto, which means it contacts the cutting board along more of its length, so more food is cut per slice and it needs to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient. The arc of the blade edge is perfect for a rocking chop. The slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance just right. Whether slicing, chopping, or dicing, this chef's knife is a perfect choice.
This elegant Japanese-inspired chef's knife is Ian's sole authorship work. The blade was forged to shape from his own damascus, combining 52100 and 15n20 carbon steels. The blade will have a keen, long lasting edge. A convex grind assists with food release. The blade is distal tapered, ensuring perfect balance. Both the spine and curved choil are rounded for a comfortable grip.
The ambidextrous handle is a style often called a half-round in Japan. The lower half is rounded for comfort, whereas the top features three bevels. Many people, both in Japan and abroad, feel this to be the most comfortable and versatile Japanese handle shape. Snakewood is combined with ancient bog oak to create an exceptionally beautiful handle. The bog oak was buried in a peat bog for hundreds or sometimes thousands of years. The extremely low oxygen conditions of the bog protect the wood from normal decay, while the underlying peat provides acidic conditions where iron salts and other minerals react with tannins in the wood, gradually giving it a distinct dark brown to almost black color. The front of the handle is sealed with a polished stainless steel ferrule. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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