Koa Mosaic Gyuto 210mm

Bladesmith Niko Nicolaides has turned a bold, homemade, low-layer damascus pattern into a unique and stunning mosaic to create the 210mm / 8.2" blade of this one-of-a-kind integral Western chef knife. Expertly executed and versatile blade geometry provides convex bevels that slim to a strong, workhorse-style edge near the heel for demanding cuts, and steadily thin towards the fine, razor-sharp tip for precise slices and detail work, with a touch of subtle but welcomed lateral flexibility. For the handle, gorgeous two-tone koa wood is faceted and polished in a decidedly Western shape that, combined with the angle of the blade's rounded choil to hug the hand for control and comfort.

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The Story

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: 210mm / 8.2". Overall length: 315mm / 12.4". Blade width at heel: 2.4mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 49mm. Weight: 7.7oz / 202g.
Blade: 1084 and 15n20 low bold mosaic carbon steel. Handle: two tone Koa handle.
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