This range of knives offers exceptional value for the steel offered. HAP40 is a new breed of powder steel offering excellent edge retention while still remaining easy to sharpen unlike some of the other powder steels.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: HAP40. This is a semi stainless powder steel manufactured by Hitachi steel. It has high amounts of tungsten, vanadium, molybdenum and cobalt making it a very tough steel. Add to this over 1.2% carbon and we have a steel capable of extreme hardness and edge retention.
FINISH: Polished or Migaki
HANDLE: Octagonal walnut handle with a buffalo ferrule.
LENGTH: 210mm blade length.
BEST FOR: Thin knives in all the classic shapes, finished to a high standard.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "Thin and fit, and some of the best fit and finish around."