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Instagram Special - Yoshimi Echizen 240mm Stainless Clad Blue Super Kurouchi Wa-Gyuto w/ The Bear Chicago Map Laser Etched Saya

  • Yoshimi Echizen knives are designed, forged, and sharpened in one workshop; closely handled and overseen by certified craftsmen in Echizen. They are committed to great quality and inherit and pass down knife-making philosophy and skill-set. This brand is a great example of craftsmanship from Echizen.

    These knives have an excellent profile, grind, and distal taper, as well as clean fit and finish. Both the kurouchi and migaki models are clad in stainless steel. The stainless cladding reduces the reactive surface area of the knives to the few millimeters in between the cutting edge and lamination line.

    The core is Blue Super carbon steel and clad in a kurouchi stainless steel. This model will have better edge retention and corrosion resistance than the White #2 model. Conversely, it will not get quite as sharp, will be more time-consuming to sharpen, and will be a bit more brittle than the White #2 model.  They are also a bit thicker at the spine and midsection than the White #2.

    These knives were recently featured in the TV show The Bear on FX. In honor of the show being so successful, we lasered on a map of Chicago in the same style of things that we've been doing over the last little bit and this one came out really nice. Please note that as there are a number of smaller engraved pieces, there are delicate parts of the saya that can break off with rough handling. Jon has also touched up the edge as well.

    • Knife Type: Gyuto
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Octagonal American Cherry
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 140mm
    • Handle Height: 25.96mm
    • Handle Width: 20.48mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 253mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 240.5mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.81mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.00mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.10mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.74mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.31mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 50mm
    • Weight: 178g

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