This Tetsu Ko-Gyuto feature a short and thin blade, good distal taper, and thin tip. triangular shape, flat profile with a slight curve toward the tip. The san-maï is made from Hitachi Shirogami 1 core steel with vintage wrought iron cladding. Forged to shape and to geometry the bevels are ground on water cooled grinding stone with a stone finish.
- Blade length : 195mm
- Blade height at heel : 50mm
- Hagane : Hitachi Shirogami 1 (white 1)
- Jigane : vintage wrought iron / Scotland farm equipment
- Distal taper : 4mm - 2mm - 1mm
- Handle : Wa, with Bog Oak ferrule and Walnut
- Balance point : Pinch grip
- Weight : 133gr
- Finish : Kasumi with dark Kurouchi
- Hardness : ≥ 65HRC
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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. Claddings stated as "dirty wrought iron" will be very reactive.
My handles are made from local, untreated, un-stabilised wood. I use linseed oil and bees wax to protect them. The color, may change with use.
When stated, my knives bevels are ground and polished with Japanese whetstones. This allow an easy maintenance at home. For Sharpening service please contact Scott from www.sheffieldknifesharpening.com
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