Deep Ladder Gyuto 235mm

Bladesmith Joseph Schrum delivers a beautiful and very capable full-size chef knife in his latest build which features 235mm / 9.3" of house-made deep ladder pattern damascus steel. Balanced a hair in front of the blade's 52mm tall heel, the knife is weighted and solid at 8oz, yet nimble in the hand, with a very thin edge below convex 'S-grind' bevels, yet stiff at a spine that tapers only slightly. Together, these complementary qualities make this an outstanding daily-use workhorse with edge geometry and a needle-like tip for effortless and precise slices and detail work. Hand-sanded to a silky finish and then etched, the damascus pattern shines beautifully throughout the blade, including the nicely rounded spine and choil which lend comfort in the pinch grip. A long, classic, and elegant octagonal handle features two variety of blackwood, the dark bolster piece from Africa, the lighter with stunning grain from Tasmania. 

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From St. Louis, Missouri, owner Joe Schrum of Halcyon Forge has built a loyal and passionate following for his outstanding chef knives, each hand-forged at the small shop he runs a few hours from his hometown. Focusing on recycled and locally sourced materials, each knife Joe creates is built for function and versatility, employing simple, traditional techniques in order to realize the best properties of each piece of steel or handle material, while producing beautiful, heirloom quality tools at the same time. We're honored to represent Joe and Halcyon Forge on Eatingtools.

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Blade length: 235mm / 9.3". Overall length: 390mm / 15.4". Blade width above heel: 3.8mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.9mm. Blade height at heel: 52.2mm. Weight: 8oz / 228g.
Blade: House-made deep ladder pattern carbon damascus. Handle: Tasmanian Blackwood.
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