Gyuto knife, SG2 steel, damascus finish - Kamo
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Master Shiro Kamo is one of the great makers of Japan and founders of Takefu knife village. Using traditional techniques to forge modern steels he has become a pioneer in his field. We are very proud to sell his knives.
SHAPE: Gyuto. Literally translates as "cow sword", this is Japan's answer to the western chef knife.
STEEL: SG2 or R2. These are modern powder steels and as the name suggested are formed from mixture of powdered elements heated and pressed together. This allows for very precise recipes to be followed. The steels themselves have the ability to be hardened to above 65 on the Rockwell scale giving them excellent edge retention. This does come at a slight cost in that them can be slightly difficult to sharpen.
HANDLE: Octagonal cherry wood with a pakkawood ferrule
LENGTH: 210mm in length.
MAKER: Shiro Kamo - Takefu, Japan
BEST FOR: Those looking for a master smiths forging at a really good price.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "I’m not usually a damascus fan but I would take all of these knives straight home. Kamo san heat treatment of SG2 is fantastic making them not too bad to sharpen."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.