Damascus Chef's Knife - Gyuto - 8 1/4 in. (210mm)
Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife - Gyuto - 8 1/4 in. (210mm)
Maker: Akaishi (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92162
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.40 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.16 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.44 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus blade with a SKD11 center core
Bolster: Pinned stainless steel
Handle: Pakka wood
Description: 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 right. The gyuto is a perfect go-to knife in the kitchen.
Akaishi chef's knives feature a 73 layer blade of exquisite beauty. 36 layers on each side of the blade are forged from SUS304 and SUS310 high nickel stainless steel. This combination of stainless steels creates a rich captivating pattern of alternating matte gray and silver throughout the surface of the blade. Each one is a unique design -- a true work of art. The core is a high carbon alloy tool steel called SKD11, which takes and holds a razor edge -- ensuring a silky and effortless cut. Many people find SKD11 to be a perfect balance of limited rust resistance with exceptional edge holding. It is hardened to Hrc 62-64 for superior edge retention. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resist edge that is relatively easy to sharpen.
A pinned stainless steel bolster separates the blade from the handle. The triple riveted tang runs the full length of the handle for strength and longevity. The nicely rounded, comfortable handle is made from resin impregnated hardwood. This 'pakka wood' combines the best attributes of natural wood and resin, and holds up exceptionally well to the rigorous demands of a home or commercial kitchen.
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