Dragon Fire Apogee Chef's Knife - Gyuto (8 1/2 in. - 215mm)
Product Description for Dragon Fire Apogee Chef's Knife - Gyuto (8 1/2 in. - 215mm)
Maker: Yaxell (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97505
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.10 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.6 oz.
Blade: American-made BD1N nitrogen-enriched stainless steel (Hrc 63 -very hard for a keen, long lasting edge!)
Bolster: 18/10 stainless steel
Handle: Red/black linen micarta set with three stainless steel rivets
Description: The gyuto is the essential kitchen knife. It's used for all the same purposes as a chef's knife—all-around food preparation, but the gyuto has less curve than a Western chef's knife, which means it contacts the cutting board along more of its length, so more food is cut per slice. The Dragon Fire 8-1/2" gyuto (DRGF-CHEF-0850) has a gentle roll off the tip compared to the large roll of a Western style knife, so it needs to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient. Once you try the Dragon Fire Apogee Gyuto, you'll wonder what you ever did without it.
Japanese knives have always known for their high performing, precision edges. Regretfully, this is often combined with a slightly more delicate blade than their European counterparts. Dragon Fire by Yaxell bridges that gap – combining Japanese styling, sharpness and performance, while bringing European durability. The Dragon Fire Series is made in Japan from American-made nitrogen steel – BDN1N.
Yaxell is well known for producing some of the best made knives available today. Handcrafted in Seki City, master craftsmen pay special attention to every knife so that a perfect kitchen knife is made every time.
BD1N nitrogen steel (Hrc 63 - very hard!) combines a razor edge with durability. Hand sharpened to a 16 degree bevel, it creates a high performing precision edge that will last extraordinarily well for years to come. The 50/50 edge is equally good for left and right handed users.
Ergonomically crafted from FDA-approved red/black linen Micarta, the handles are smooth, yet grippy when wet. Micarta holds up beautifully to the high demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. Three stainless steel rivets and a stainless endcap set the handle in place. The end-cap is made of 18/10 stainless steel, which provides outstanding stability and balance.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days