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Zakuri 210mm Blue #1 Kurouchi Wa-Gyuto

  • This Zakuri 210mm Blue #1 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. Blue #1 is a great steel for knives. It has a very high carbon content, great ability to get sharp, and very good edge retention. Not too many knife makers use Blue #1 because it can be difficult to forge. This knife is not stainless will patina with use. If not cared for properly, it may rust. The kurouchi finish on this knife partially protects the blade from rust.
    • Knife Type: Gyuto
    • Steel Type: Blue #1 Carbon
    • Handle Type: Octagonal Ho Wood
    • Construction Type: Carbon Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 138mm
    • Handle Height: 27.21mm
    • Handle Width: 21.81mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 226.5mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 213mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.24mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 2.98mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 2.29mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 1.45mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.13mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 48mm
    • Weight: 165g

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