Kuro-uchi Chef's Knife - Gyuto - with Ironwood (9-3/4 in.)

Product Description for Kuro-uchi Chef's Knife - Gyuto - with Ironwood (9-3/4 in.)

Maker: Haburn Knives (Ian Rogers) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,275.00
Item num: 108472
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 10.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.80 in.
Total length: 15.85 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.98 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 8.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Carbon fiber
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
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.
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 needed for the slicing motion required to cut meats and the tall profile provides plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. This gyuto is a perfect general purpose chef's knife to grab whether chopping onions, mincing parsley, or slicing meats.
The blade is hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. Many knifemakers (such as Mastersmiths Bob Kramer, Bill Burke, and Ed Fowler) and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the highest performing steels used to make modern knives. A forge finish (called kuro-uchi in Japan) along the top of the blade helps facilitate food release. The spine and choil are rounded to reduce sharp corners.
The Japanese-inspired octagonal handle combines Arizona desert ironwood with a carbon fiber ferrule. Desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is extremely dense and durable. In fact it is so dense, that if a piece is dropped in water it will sink! This chef's knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite - you won't want to put it down!
Exceptional work throughout!

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