Bog Oak San Mai Gyuto 220mm

Tall and handsome, this one-of-a-kind 220mm / 8.66" gyuto, hand-forged in Kyoto, Japan by Alexander Bazes, delivers a 56mm tall san mai blade with Hitachi Blue No.2 edge. The high bevels slim to a very thin, very sharp edge from choil to tip, where a beautiful distal taper culminates with a stiff, strong, needle-like point. Ancient bog oak is both elegant and supremely comfortable in the hand, faceted flawlessly by Alex to create a traditional, beveled wa-style handle that is capped with a hand-hammered copper ferrule and fastened with a copper pin.

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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: 220mm / 8.66". Overall length: 355mm / 13.97" overall. Blade width at the choil: 3.3mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 56mm. Weight: 6.4oz / 180g.
Blade: Iron-clad san mai with Hitachi Blue No.2 steel core. Handle: Bog oak with hammered copper bolster and copper pin.
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