Integral Stainless Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Ironwood - 9-3/4 inches

Product Description for Integral Stainless Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Ironwood - 9-3/4 inches

Maker: Haburn Knives (Ian Rogers) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99863
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.75 in.
Total length: 15.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.12 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 10.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 19.8 oz.
Blade: Raindrop pattern damascus hand forged from Niolox and AEB-L stainless steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood with mammoth molar and carbon fiber spacers
Description: I've wanted to have Haburn as part of the Epicurean Edge family for quite some time, so I was extremely excited when Ian Rogers recently was interested in listing some of his work through us. 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. This unique (and extremely difficult) process allows him to fuse the performance of a high end custom knife with the practicality and easy of stainless steel.
The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is suited to preparation of meat and may be used as a general purpose chef's knife. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meat and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance just right. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this Haburn gyuto is a perfect go-to knife in the kitchen.
This elegant Japanese-inspired chef's knife is Ian's sole authorship work. The stainless damascus blade was forged to shape, combining AEB-L and Niolox stainless steels. The resulting damascus is both high performing and elegantly beautiful. The shinogi blade grind (often called an S-grind in the West) features a transition line approximately 3/4 inch above the cutting edge where the angle of the blade changes. This results in a thin, high performing blade with excellent 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. The handle combines a central section of presentation grade ironwood surrounded by stabilized ancient woolly mammoth molar and carbon fiber. The combination of warm tone ironwood with deeply colored ancient mammoth molar, and high tech carbon fiber is both unique and elegant. The front of the handle is formed from stainless damascus, moving seamlessly into the blade. This technique, while relatively common in production knives, is tremendously difficult to achieve in a custom workshop and here, Rogers has shown his mastery at the forge.
Though this knife is forged from stainless steels, like other knives, it should not be put in the dishwasher. We recommend using camellia oil to protect the handle from drying out. This knife is sure to become a family heirloom.
Exceptional work throughout!

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