Hand Made Gyuto Chef's Knife With 8" Blade and Yellowheart Wood Handle By Kempf Forge
This high performance hand made Gyuto chef's knife was created from scratch.
Blade Length: 8" Overall length: 13" Blade width at heel: 2" Blade width at spine: Approximately 1/16th" at thickest point. Weight: 4 5/8 OZ
The blade is differentially quenched and tempered L6 high carbon steel. Which is to say, the spine is soft, flexible and durable, the edge is extremely hard. The result of this heat treating method is that you have a durable, springy blade with a killer edge that will last through a long period of use.
It is extremely light, balances where your pointer finger rests, and is flat ground from spine to cutting edge. You can barely feel it passing through food as you cut.
I harden my knives using a computer controlled kiln. Using this tool allows me to get maximum edge retention out of a given piece/type of steel.
The handle of this knife has been carefully sculpted to fit the contours of a human hand. It is comfortable in a broad variety of grips. I especially ensured it is extremely comfortable in a pinch grip.
The design on the blade is hand painted on, then acid etched deeply enough that you can feel it when running a finger over the flat of the blade.
Each blade I forge has a my lifetime warranty. If anything happens to it during the course of normal use, I will fix or repair it if I'm still alive