Super Gold Kurouchi Gyuto 220mm

An outstanding build from bladesmith James Oatley of Sydney, Australia delivers a robust and striking blade with contrasting kurouchi finish above high-polished bevels of Japanese Super Gold 2 stainless steel. Precisely shaped for cutting performance, the short grind incorporates compound geometry, concave and then slightly convex as it nears the thin, razor-sharp, and very hard edge. Weighted and full in the hand, the knife tips the scales at 9.5oz / 270g, balancing just in front of the blade heel, with a spine that tapers only slightly until the final section where it drops to a paper-thin tip for slicing and detail work. Dyed and stabilized for good looks and longevity, the quilted maple handle features James' recognizable, tapered oval profile, secured with a hand-hammered brass pin. An elegant, friction-fit saya is included to complete the package. A handmade chef knife to spoil even the most discerning cooks.

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Based in St. Leonards, Australia, James Oatley uses a variety of techniques and materials to produce heirloom-quality kitchen cutlery one at a time at his one-man studio. James holds himself to the highest of standards, resulting in what many consider to be works of art, each knife built to last generations while standing up to the demands of any kitchen.

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Blade length: 220mm / 8.6”. Overall length: 370mm / 14.6”. Blade width at the choil: 3.1mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 2.2mm. Blade height at heel: 65mm. Weight: 9.5oz / 270g.
Blade: Japanese Super Gold 2 stainless steel at 64 HRC. Handle: Dyed and stabilized quilted maple with hammered brass pin. Saya: Wenge with quilted maple.
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