This is a really well made gyuto that is constructed using the ever popular Blue #2 high carbon steel. This steel is highly regarded in the knife world and is made from Japanese pure sand irons at Hitachi Metalís famous Yasugi plant in Shimane Prefecture. Blue #2 is a highly reactive steel which normally requires careful attention to cleaning and drying. However, with the addition of a softer stainless steel outer layer, this chore has been minimized considerably.
It has a very nice proportion of height to length which favors users who like some extra hand-to-board clearance. They are slightly thicker than average but taper to a nice slim tip. The edge grind is also very well realized, while overall fit and finish is of a high quality. The custom handle adds to the fine aesthetic of this very nicely made blade.
This knife is finished off with a bog oak custom handle made exclusively for us by our friend Isaiah Schroeder.
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Handle: Custom Octagonal
Edge Grind: Even (See Photo)
Edge Length: 202mm
Blade Height: 47mm
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