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Doi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom
Doi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom Doi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm CustomDoi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm CustomDoi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom
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Doi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom

Item #: C2936

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Our Price: $399.95
Doi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom. We are always impressed with the knives coming out of the shop run by Itsuo Doi. He is the son of the great blade maker Keijiro Doi, one of the knife worldĺs true legends. Itsuo-san worked alongside his father for almost 50 years, producing the highest quality blades for chefs and collectors worldwide. His famous father was acclaimed for perfecting the very difficult low temperature forging technique known as ╬yakidoshi╠ and was a pioneer of forging Ao-ko No. 2 (Blue Steel).

Blue Steel #2 is used as the core of this knife, which Itsuo-san hardens to 62+ HRC. The outer layer is a soft iron which is applied in the san-mai style. As it is a carbon steel, this knife is reactive and will need careful maintenance to prevent corrosion. The exposed edge steel is highly polished to contrast with the outer cladding satin finish. To further enhance these fine looks, some lovely hand engraved kanji is applied to the blade face.

The blade is long and slender, and so elegant. It is quite stout at the spine and very stiff at the tip. It boasts a symmetrical 50/50 edge and a really well formed profile, suitable for both push and rocking cutters. The icing on this cake is the beautiful custom handle made by Isaiah Schroeder. Form and function meet in perfect harmony in the Doi Blue #2 Gyuto 240mm Custom.

  • Maker: Itsuo Doi
  • Location: Sakai, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged
  • Core Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62+-
  • Edge: 50/50 (see photo of the choil)
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Weight: 6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 248 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 48 mm
  • Handle: Custom Octagonal Handle
  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Exquisite workmanship WOW, February 15, 2019
    Posted By: Brent G - verified customer

    What an absolutely beautiful knife~!
    I needed a 240 Gyuto with strong backbone and this one has a serious spine. Heavy, yet well-balanced. The spine tapers greatly to a very sharp tip, I love the profile of this knife.
    I wanted Blue #2 steel, and the heat treat and finish are this blade are amazing. Takes and keeps a wicked sharp edge. This knife does require attention and maintenance as the beautiful satin finish is quite reactive, as is the edge. Mine has developed a very nice patina, I love it. This is an heirloom quality masterpiece forged by a true master of Blue #2 steel. Mine came with a custom bog oak handle from Isiah Schroeder, a perfect match. I cannot comment OOTB sharpness, as I ordered the service and mine arrived razor sharp ~ Thanks Mark! I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.

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