This is a pattern welded gyuto, the steels used are 1095/15n20. The pattern used for this knife is a mosaic that looks like an EKG monitor or switchbacks. The end result is an organic and beautiful pattern with a repetitious line that travels down the center of the blade. The black line of the pattern flows into the black line of the Ironwood.
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 of the handle is vintage rag micarta which is extremely rare and unique. This is followed by yellow mammoth tooth with black G10 on either side. The end of the handle is exhibition grade Desert Ironwood. This particular piece of Ironwood is absolutely beautiful in person.
Blade Length: 220mm
Heel Height: 53mm
Width of spine out of handle: 3.38mm
Width of spine halfway down: 2.67mm
Width of spine 4cm from tip: 1.76mm
Width of spine 2cm from tip: 1.45mm
Overall weight: 228gram