This custom handled knife is a stunner. The R2 line of knives from master bladesmith Yu Kurosaki are among our favorites at CKTG. Fashioned from the ever popular R2 stainless steel, these beautiful blades are a joy to use and behold. The stainless cladding on them is simply outstanding.
The 210mm gyuto is a masterpiece of fit, finish, and function. The grind on this blade is as good as it gets and you won't find many nicer out of the box edges. They are scary sharp...and that's not an exaggeration. Obviously maintenance is kept to minimum as the knife is full stainless. The profile is quite flat in the belly with a nice gentle curve up to the very finely crafted tip. Overall the knife runs in the middle of the 210mm gyuto pack. Weight is on the light side of the scale and blade thickness is around the average for this size of knife.
The knife comes with a very nice custom octagonal handle.
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