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Gesshin Ittetsu 210mm White #2 Honyaki Wa-Gyuto with Ebony Handle

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  • This Gesshin Ittetsu Honyaki Wa-gyuto was a custom order for us.  The Gesshin Ittetsu wa-gyutos tend to run on the thin side and for a honyaki knife, this is no exception.  Not quite a laser, this knife is still very thin behind the edge.  This Honyaki blade also has a beautiful hamon (from the heat treatment process) that is visible on both sides of the blade.  The surfaces of each side have been mirrror polished and the spine and choil have been rounded. The hamon is polished in such a way that the area above it is misty, like a kasumi finish.


    Honyaki knives offer better edge retention than similar knives with awase construction (hon-kasumi, etc.).  Due to their higher hardness, they can be slightly more brittle, but many professional chefs find this tradeoff to be worthwhile.


    The handle is an ebony octagon handle and the knife comes with a ho wood saya.

    • Knife Type: Gyuto
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Ebony Octagon
    • Construction Type: Honyaki
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 134mm
    • Handle Height: 24.74mm
    • Handle Width: 19.90mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 215mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 201mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.17mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.46mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 2.62mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 2.54mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 1.32mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 45mm
    • Weight: 173g

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