Yasunori makes great knives that are also great bang for the buck. This good looking gyuto knife is a new departure for them but it still adheres to those primary business goals. The knife is a looker in every way. Made from VG-10 stainless steel, the inner core is beautifully clad with a softer stainless steel which is has a lovely damascus pattern. The cladding process is called warikomi. The upper blade road is treated to a hammer finish which accentuates the pattering and aids with food release.
The blade is a mid-length 210mm, which many chefs deem the perfect size for almost every normal kitchen task and kitchen space. It has a good height-to-length ratio for better hand-to-board clearance. The blade is mated to a stainless bolster which in turn is attached to the black western handle. Three rivets are used to attach it to the tang. This is a well-made chef knife that is easy to maintain, and it takes a good edge and holds it. The handle feels comfortable and the overall balance is really well achieved. Add all this to a very fair price and we believe this is a strong new addition to the Yasunori catalog.
Weight: 6.5 ounces
Blade Length: 211 mm
Total Length: 340 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.9 mm
Blade Height: 49.1 mm
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