This Gyuto have a great profil with a robust spine, good distal taper and nimble tip. It give to this blade a good balance near the heel. Confortable pinch grip with the polished spine and choil as well as the 16x19mm Emoto.
The Shirogami #2 (white paper) is one of the purest steels available. Made from iron ore sand extracted from river beds with magnets, white paper steel is extremely fine grained and once forged and heat treated, displays phenomenal sharpening and edge holding characteristics.
Blade materials: Pure iron clad (0.0% C) with Hitashi Shirogami #2 core
Bevel: double, flat ,50/50 with black smooth kurouchi
Finish: Kasumi polish
Hardness: 61-62 HRC
Handle materials: Bog Oak (5500 years) with G10 spacer
Saya material: Tulip wood and black walnut with pin
Tip to heel length: 240mm
Blade height at heel: 52mm
Spine thickness at handle: 4.3mm
Spine thickness mid-blade: 2.3mm
Spine thickness 1cm from tip: 0.8mm
Balance point: 25mm from the heel blade heavy
Overall length: 410mm
Allow me a couple of days to sharpen and send the knife to you. If any question or requirement, just message me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My blades are made from carbon steel not stainless steel, it gives my knives an unbeatable sharpness. I prefer carbon steel for it ease to sharpen, the fine edge it takes and the beautiful patina that will develop. You do, however, need to give carbon steel knives just a little extra care to keep them in top shape. There are trade-offs in everything.
The knife is polished using whetstones. It will be easier for your to maintain it or to improve my work.
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International postage with DHL express (Custom and taxes PAID when buying this item)