San Mai Damascus Gyuto 220mm

This extraordinary chef knife, handcrafted in Vancouver, CA by Casey Vilensky of Lynn Valley Forge, features a high layer damascus-clad san mai blade with sharp, hard, rocking edge of 1080 carbon steel. Tall bevels, a wonderful distal taper, needle of a tip, and thin edge geometry, combine to create a versatile blade with the strength for demanding cutting tasks with the precision and control for detail work. In-house stabilized, spalted maple burl with brass and black palm is faceted and sculpted in to a comfortable, beautiful, octagonal handle, which matches the custom saya made from the same piece of maple, with black palm pin.

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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: 220mm / 8.7". Overall length: 360mm / 14.2". Blade width at heel: 4mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 57mm. Weight: 7.5oz / 224g.
Blade: San mai with high layer damascus cladding and 1080 carbon steel edge. Handle: Stabilized and dyed spalted maple burl with brass and black palm ferrule. Saya: Stabilized and dyed spalted maple burl with black palm pin.
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