W2 Honyaki with Katalox and Yorrell Burl
240mm gyuto in W2 a high carbon steel capable of high hardness and keen edge retention. This blade has also been differentially hardened with a tested edge hardness of 65hrc. The hamon has a nice subtle activity across the blade below the hardening line with even a peak of something very subtle above. The hamon becomes more wispy as it progresses up the blade to a cloudy tip.
This blade has been convex ground with near continuous distal taper to create an extremely fine and sharp tip and cutting edge. The primary bevels have been highly polished to show off the hamon and the spine and choil rounded and polished for comfort. The edge has been sharpened to 4k on whetstones.
The handle is a western style hidden tang with a copper, black g10 and copper spacers and stunning Katalox burl. The handle has a number of facets to sit comfortably in the palm of the hand with a rounded belly for comfort. The knife balancing at the makers mark ensuring lightweight high performance.
This knife also comes with a highly figured Yorrell burl saya. The sheath has been lined with leather to better protect the highly polished blade and has a tapered copper retention pin.
This is a high hardness, keen edged high performance knife and as such care must be taken to protect the edge (i.e. please do not cut frozen foods).
Steel: W2 Carbon Steel
Tested Hardness: 65 HRC
Grind: Convex primary bevels
Total length: 380mm
Handle length: 138mm
Length of cutting edge: 240mm
Blade height at heel: 54mm
Spine thickness -
Above heel: 3.1mm
10mm before tip: 0.3mm
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