This is a pattern welded gyuto, the steels used are 1095/15n20. The pattern used for this knife is a topography pattern that reminds me a topographical atlas. The end result is an organic and beautiful pattern.
This knife has a compound S-grind, which is a hollow along the middle of the blade which aids with food release. Previously, I used a platen that replicated the angle of a 48” wheel for this. As of lately, I have started using a platen that replicates a 36” wheel, I find the slightly deeper hollow creates a more acute apex.
The ferrule and main piece of the handle are both Huon Pine burl which was gifted to me from a knifemaker in Australia (Brook Turner Blades). Huon Pine is a protected species in Tasmania, through deforestation and excessive logging this species was in a massive decline. Convservation efforts have done wonders and the population is increasing. This species can no longer be felled, but harvest of old stumps is legal under strict regulation. Brook Turner acquired this lumber from a friend that is a woodturner. Brook believes that it was reclaimed lumber. The spacers consist of G10 and sulfur bronze. This handle is D-shaped.
Blade Length: 205mm
Heel Height: 53mm
Width of spine out of handle: 3.04mm
Width of spine halfway down: 2.40mm
Width of spine 4cm from tip: 1.76mm
Width of spine 2cm from tip: 1.39mm
Overall weight: 184g