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Chef's Knife - Gyuto (10-2/3 in) with Cocobolo
Product Description for Chef's Knife - Gyuto (10-2/3 in) with Cocobolo
Maker: Devin Thomas (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89762
Blade length: 10.70 in.
Total length: 17.00 in.
Blade width: 2.10 in.
Blade thickness: 0.10 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Blade: Satin finished, distal tapered AEB-L stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade cocobolo with a paper micarta ferrule
Description: Devin Thomas is probably best known for his exquisite damascus steel -- what is less well known is that he is also an exceptional knifemaker that specializes in chef's knives.
The European chef's knife (known as a gyuto in Japan) is well suited for use as a general purpose chef's knife -- from chopping, to slicing and dicing, the chef's knife is a great choice. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meat and vegetables and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance right.
The AEB-L stainless steel blade is ultra high performance -- combining the convenience of stainless steel with the ability to take an acute edge and hold it (a characteristic usually only found in carbon steels). AEB-L steel was designed for razors, which need corrosion resistance, high hardness and very acute edges. Once you try a knife that is made with AEB-L, you'll immediately understand why it is coveted by knife enthusiasts, knifemakers, and professional chefs. A distal taper ensures optimal balance.
The octagonal handle combines presentation grade cocobolo with jet black micarta. The black micarta nicely complements the dark tones in the cocobolo.
Exceptional work throughout!
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