"Sølvzilla" 305mm kiritsuke gyuto
€880.00 Regular Price
Steel - Damasteel RWL34 Stainless, forgedBlade Length - 305mm cutting edgeBlade Height - 63mm at heelWeight - 383 gramsBlade Taper - 4.8mm at heel to 2.1mm halfway to .6mm at tipGrind - convex transitioning to a fine walkschliff grind approx halfway down the bladeBalance - directly on choilHandle Construction -heirloom-fit jewel-faceted copper bolster - pitted texture solid aluminium wa-handleSharpening - sharpened by hand on a series of whetstones at a fine 12 degree angle per side, finished on a super fine ~10,000 grit natural stone with final edge polish on a leather stropA true beast from all angles. My words to inspire this design were 'destruction and bling,' as godzilla made from silver might exude. Forged from the beautifully fine-grained RWL34 powder metallurgy stainless steel, I set out to create something that had powerful geometry, delivering beast-like cutting performance and dramatic aesthetics. The forged distal taper is something you don't often find in a steel like this, and gives the blade amazing versatility. The heel has a lot more steel supporting it and can handle any demanding cuts to be made, whilst the tip is a very fine convex walkschliff that is strong, agile and precise. The handle was pre-shaped solid aluminium that was then textured with pitted old farm-machinery parts, and is super comfortable and grippy. The tapering hammer marks on the blade tell the story of hot steel (destruction) and leave a trail all the way to the tip. While the clean ground edge will be fully stainless and benefits from the high-hardness and fine-grain of the RWL34, I would recommend treating this knife more like a high-carbon knife because of the forged finish. As with any high-end knife, simply rinse with hot water and dry well immediately after use and all will be well! This knife is definitely for the bold.