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Papa Red - 210mm (8.25in) Damascus Gyuto Chef Knife

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“Papa Red” 210mm (8.25in) Damascus gyuto chef knife. These magnificent custom chef knife features not only the iconic color scheme of nature's bee-siest worker, but an actual bee itself. Toward the blade, the handle runs a silky jet black resin. Midway through lies a column of shimmering gold leaf flake, contrasting sharply and beautifully the black resin. The gold leaf opens up at the butt of the handle to reveal an immaculately preserved bumblebee, desiccated, fuzzy, and preserved forever in this amber-like state. the bee's body was found already dead and fully intact. No bees were harmed in the making of this knife. Consequently, this is one of the rarest knives in my repertoire. ​Includes the sleek walnut saya shown.


The blade is made from VG10 core hardened to 60 HRC. Multiple layers of stainless are forged on both sides of the blade that protect the core and result in the damascus layer pattern. VG10 is a high hardness stainless that doesn’t require the maintenance or care of a carbon steel. VG10 blades should be sharpened with a water stone, synthetic stone, or diamond. Do not use a honing steel on this blade. The edge angle is sharpened to 17 degrees and then stropped to a super sharp finish. The blade is 8.25” (210mm) long, with a convex surface grind.⠀


  • Blade Style: Gyuto
  • Edge Finish: Slight curve for chopping and slicing
  • Blade Grind: Double bevel
  • Grind Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Blade Face: Convex grind
  • Handle Style: Wa Octagonal
  • Tang: Tapered stick tang, epoxied in


  • Blade Material: VG-10 core with multilayer stainless cladding
  • Blade Pattern: Damascus 
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC at VG-10 core. Stainless cladding is softer.
  • Handle Material: Ultra tough polyurethane resin


  • Blade Cutting Length: 8.25 inches (210 mm)
  • Overall Length: 14.37 inches (365 mm)
  • Handle Width: ~ 1in (25.4 mm)
  • Blade Height (Max):  ~ 1.81 inches (46 mm)
  • Blade Thickness at spine (Max): 0.098 inches (2.5 mm)