Bog Oak San Mai Gyuto 170mm

Extraordinary from tip to handle, this suminagashi-clad san mai gyuto by Alexander Bazes features a Hitachi Blue No.2 core and is dressed in 2400 year old bog oak. Tapering gently from 4mm above the heel to a fine tip the spine is softly rounded and polished, as is the choil beneath it. Ancient bog oak is shaped and tapered beautifully, accented with hammered copper bolster and solid copper pin. The balance point lies just at the front of the bolster and the knife feels nothing less than powerful in the hand. A handmade cork-lined blade guard is included.


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The Story

Originally from Westchester County, New York, Alexander Bazes has been living and working outside of Kyoto, Japan, training under master bladesmiths from Kyoto and Osaka at every opportunity while honing his own techniques at his small, one-man shop. A dedicated craftsman focused on mastering each subtlety of an ancient craft, Alexander's work is continually evolving and we could not be more impressed by the work he is producing today. We're proud to offer Bazes Blades here on Eatingtools. 

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Blade length: 170mm / 6.69". Overall length: 310mm / 12.2" overall. Blade width at the choil: 4.0mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.7mm. Blade height at heel: 43mm. Weight: 5.7oz / 162g.
Blade: Suminagashi-clad san mai with Hitachi Blue No.2 core. Handle: 2400 year old bog oak with hammered copper bolster and copper pin.
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Bog Oak San Mai Gyuto 170mm