Ironwood Ku Mai Gyuto 220mm

A bold and beautiful chef knife from bladesmith Steve Pellegrino designed for utility and function, with striking looks that qualify as icing on the cake if you ask us. Form and function just the way we like it. The blade, 220mm / 8.7" long and 57mm tall at the heel, is forged at Steve's Philadelphia studio from a house-made, nine-layer formula with stainless outer cladding, layers of pure nickel and carbon shim, and a core of darkly etched 52100 carbon steel to form the convex section of the primary bevels and the razor-sharp, thin, and hard edge below. Balancing at the back of the maker's mark an inch in front of the heel, the blade's nicely rounded spine tapers steadily, culminating at a very fine, needle-like tip perfect for precision slices, while further back the edge maintains sturdiness for workhorse cuts breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The profile itself is incredibly versatile, with ample curvature to rock on the board and a tip, aligned to the bottom of the handle, low enough for easy detail work. In gorgeous, faceted ironwood with polished brass bolster and ring of black G10, the handle is classic and comfortable, especially in the pinch-grip which allows the forward-weighted blade to move effortlessly in the hand.

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The son of a woodworker and grandson of a sheet metal tradesman, bladesmith Steve Pellegrino has been creating with his hands since an early age. Whether experimenting in his father's basement woodshop, or launching homemade rockets (including one which reached 37,000 feet and a velocity of 1,688mph!), Steve's creative, engineering mind pushes boundaries, earned him a degree from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and results in chef knives that are built for utility and performance. Steve's edges are thin and sharp, his balance natural and comfortable, his handles slim and efficient, and his fit-and-finish clean and crisp.

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Blade length: 220mm / 8.7”. Overall length: 350mm / 13.8”. Blade width at the choil: 3.2mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.8mm. Blade height at heel: 57mm. Weight: 8.4oz / 238g.
Blade: Ku mai (nine layer) with stainless outer cladding and 52100 carbon steel edge. Handle: Ironwood with brass.
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