A heavyweight gyuto made out of one of the best performing powder steels around.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Japan's answer to the chef's knife with a thinner profile.
STEEL: ZDP189. This crazy powder steel is made by Hitachi. It contains 3% carbon and 20% chromium which is fairly unusual to say the least. As one might expect with these numbers the steel is capable of insane hardness. Obviously this comes at a price, both cost wise and sharpenability.
FINISH: Migaki (polished).
HANDLE: Western Micarta handle with mosaic pin.
LENGTH: 210mm or 240mm in length.
MAKER: Ohishi - Niigata City, Japan
BEST FOR: Those wanting one of the best cutting steels on the planet.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "This full range is hefty and will certainly last a lifetime. There is something very reassuring about these in the hand."
BLADE LENGTH: 187mm (211mm)
OVERALL LENGTH: 325mm (365mm)
BLADE HEIGHT: 39mm (48mm)
THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.6mm (4.2mm) This quickly tapers down the knife
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.