Gyuto knife, Aogami Super with stainless steel cladding, migaki finish - Yamawaki *
This variant is currently sold out
A classic gyuto shape with aogami steel on the core and clad in stainless steel for a low maintenance knife.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) super steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. The super part indicates the highest amount of carbon steel at up to 1.5% out of the blue series steels. This has then been hardened to 63-64 rockwell making it very hard and capable of retaining an edge for a very long time. The blue steel core has then been wrapped in stainless steel making maintenance easy.
HANDLE: Octagonal magnolia handles with ebony ferrule.
LENGTH: 210mm or 240mm in length.
MAKER: Yamawaki - Sakai City, Japan
BEST FOR: Those wanting one of the best cutting steels on the planet at an acceptable price.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "The fit and finish on these knives is phenomenal, I foresee these as being one of my bestsellers."
BLADE LENGTH: 216mm (247mm)
OVERALL LENGTH: 360mm (400mm)
BLADE HEIGHT: 46mm (49mm)
THICKNESS AT HEEL: 2.5mm (2.5mm)
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.