Zakuri 270mm Aogami Super Kurouchi Gyuto

Zakuri 270mm Aogami Super Kurouchi Gyuto

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Zakuri 270mm Aogami Super Kurouchi Gyuto
This Zakuri 270mm Aogami Super Kurouchi Gyuto is a truly unique knife. The handles are larger than handles I have seen on other gyutos, though not prohibitively large so as to be uncomfortable for smaller hands (as long as a pinch grip is used). What does this mean? Well, better balance for one. Not necessarily weight balance, though it does help a little, but more bulk balance. The handle matches the blade, so to speak. The blade is a more robust shape. This is a knife just begging to get some serious use. The Aogami Super edge takes a very sharp edge and holds it for quite some time. Aogami Super is, in my opinion, the best balance of sharpness and edge holding in a high carbon steel today. This knife is not stainless will patina with use. If not cared for properly, it may rust. The kurouchi finish does, however partially of the blade from rust.
Zakuri 270mm Aogami Super Kurouchi Gyuto with octagonal handle

Measurements

Weight 267
Handle Length 166
Handle Height 32
Handle Width 26
Handle to Tip Length 291
Heel to Tip Length 276
Blade Height at Heel 51.5
Blade Thickness at 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge 2.5
Width of Spine at Middle 2.75
Width of Spine Above Heel 4.5
Width of Spine at Handle 4.75
Width of Spine about 1cm from the tip 1.75