Medusa Mosaic Gyuto 210mm

Named for Medusa of Greek mythology, the twists and gnarls of this winding mosaic damascus pattern by Casey Vilensky create a tension you can practically feel, tension from the dark energy of Medusa's head of a thousand venomous snakes, yet one that thankfully will not turn you to stone, whether you can look away, or not. Thin, light, and fast in the hand, this 210mm / 8.27" gyuto with precisely hardened edge at 60 HRC, full distal taper, and tall, convex bevels, is as fun on the cutting board as it looks. And with a simple, dark, and elegant handle of in-house stabilized, locally sourced maple burl, with spacer of G10 and ferrule of resin-cast fordite, it looks good doing it. Included is a matching, custom saya.

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With two decades experience in the luxury automotive industry, bladesmith Casey Vilensky of Lynn Valley Forge now crafts one-of-a-kind custom chef knives at his one-man studio from homemade damascus patterns and in-house stabilized woods. Whether pushing the creative limits of mosaic damascus creation, sourcing unique and beautiful materials for his handles and sayas, or carefully hardness-testing the length of a blade's edge, Casey's precise yet artful approach to the craft results in kitchen cutlery that is built to use daily, and to turn heads doing it.

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Blade: 210mm / 8.27". Overall length: 355mm / 13.97". Blade width at heel: 3.0mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.2mm. Blade height at heel: 54mm. Weight: 6.0oz / 172g.
Blade: Mosaic carbon damascus of 1084 & 15n20 at 60 HRC. Handle: Stabilized Canadian Maple burl, G10, and resin-cast fordite. Saya: Stabilized Canadian Maple burl, brass rivets, and fordite pin.
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