245mm Forge Geometry Gyuto with Ironwood western /wa hibred handle.
A beautiful example of my forged geometry in pure iron and 1.2442 core, This it’s a nice variant to a wa, a simple wa western hibred.
This one is a classic dimensions 240mm, perfectly balanced so hides its 250g weight well. These to me represent the Goldilocks geometry figures, forging extreme taper both in length and into geometry means we can have a thick spine with no flex, and very very thin edge geometry whilst maintaining a crisp shoulder for release. Pure iron cladding is beautiful and it’s marks reflect its extreme plasticity in forging, and makes for an easy Kasumi finish with the core steel.
1.2442 has been a favourite of mine for over 10 years now, I have a long history of getting the most of tungsten steels, and with my studied proven approach I am able to use this steel with very minimal temper, it remains stable, has that glassy hard feel whilst being easy to maintain in san Mai. It gives a very aggressive edge, that is relatively hard to microchip, but the steel is very hard and you should take care around bones and grit.
This one with a nicely figured Desert ironwood Hibred handle , this is a slender wa with a western crook/flare, it allows a super comfier pinch grip with very little transition between the handle and bolster and that nice flared western look also making for perfect balance. desert ironwood is tough,and extremely stable, very unlikely to shrink or split.
Here are he specifications of this one.
Edge length 246mm
Thickness, bolster -9.5mm
Thickness spine over heel 5mm
Thickness heel top of bevel, 1.25mm
Thickness tip top of bevel 0.8mm
Balance is 11mm forward of heel
Price includes worldwide shipping, with certification and a simple hessian lined slip/wrap.