Koa Twist Gyuto 195mm

A daily-user in profile and form, a head-turner in style and finish. From bladesmith Niko Nicolaides of Detroit, Michigan, this hand-forged chef knife features a 195mm / 7.7" blade in a unique, high contrast, multi-bar twist damascus pattern created in-house by Niko, etched and polished to a beautiful sheen. Relatively straight, thin, and razor-sharp, the gyuto-inspired profile enjoys just enough curve to rock nicely on the board, with excellent convex bevel geometry adding to the performance of a blade that can easily become your go-to option for all daily food prep needs. Retaining strength and rigidity throughout, the spine thins and drops just before the tip to give the versatility of a tool that is ideal for detail work as well as the bigger cutting tasks. To control the hard, thin edge on the cutting board is a gently faceted and tapered handle of two-tone koa wood with a spacer of carbon fiber. 

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At his one-man studio in Detroit, Michigan, Niko Nicolaides creates custom chef knives with a focus on unique, house-made damascus pattern steel and hand-forged blades. A self-taught, full-time bladesmith, Niko worked previously as a CNC programmer and operator before leaving to hone his skills on the decidedly analog, artisan end of the object-production spectrum. A desire to make great looking, superbly functioning culinary tools that will last a lifetime is why he does it.

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Blade length: 195mm / 7.7". Overall length: 335mm / 13.2". Blade width at the choil: 2.3mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.4mm. Blade height at heel: 48mm. Weight: 7.3oz / 206g.
Blade: Multi-bar twist pattern carbon damascus steel. Handle: Two-tone koa wood with carbon fiber spacer.
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