Special Damascus san mai 240 Gyuto - Forged geometry then ground.
This a special edition run of three Gyuto in the same materials. The materials are a mild steel and nickel damascus. It is a special pattern which involved laddering layers, interlocking them them upsetting on end, when compressed it makes a sort of W's pattern as this is compressed further in san mai it make a beautiful wood grain pattern with some random W's remaining. I produced 3 Gyuto from this pattern, all have a very hard sc125 pure carbon steel core.
The first, this knife was Forged entirely to shape and very close to geometry, then the hollows were ground to reveal the pattern.
The next is forged oversize and ground in order to reveal more pattern in the faces.
The last is entirely forged and a very nice example of my forged geometry in damascus.
This particular knife has much thinner mid geometry, it has a much lighter feel than my usual work, and the cutting characteristics are very very low friction with perfect food release.
If I made lasers they would be like this.... if you like a lighter blade that falls through food, this one is for you.
The Bevels are stone finished with brief etches in between, you can easily maintain these on stones without retching as the material shows contrast as you might finish a wrought iron san mai piece as a narrow bevel knife.
Blade materials - damascus clad sc125
Blade length heel to tip- 243
Blade height at heel- 56
Blade thickness into handle-8.5
Blade thickness at spine over heel- 3.8
Blade thickness at tip at top of bevel-0.4
Blade thickness on heel at top of bevel-
Balance- 15mm ahead heel
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