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Samurai Chef - 10in K-tip Gyuto - Raindrop Damascus

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“Samurai Chef” 10in (250mm) k-tip gyuto chef knife. The perfect chef knife for the kitchen samurai. Inspiration for ”Samurai Chef” derives from my admiration of the beautiful traditional katanas and the craftsmanship that went into the folded steel blades and cord wrapped handles. Cord wrapped handles look amazing but are not very practical in the kitchen due to the difficulty to clean. Using white glow-in-the-dark resin inlaid into a black dyed and stabilized maple, I recreated the beauty of the katana handle while making it super easy to clean. Turn the lights off and the pattern glows bright green in the dark! The ripples on the blade show off each layer of the elegantly folded and forged steel that made the samurai’s katana such a formidable melon slicer.⠀

The blade is a modern take on a classic Japanese knife. The gyuto inspired blade is made from VG-10 steel core clad with layers of stainless for durability (and it looks awesome). The folded layers of stainless are what give the blade it’s dragon scale appearance, and just like scales, the folded layers protect the inner core of the knife.

The deep black colored handle with scale patterns is a hybrid style that makes it extremely comfortable to use, no matter your knife grip preference. An ambidextrous recess at the bolster area improves pinch grip comfort and stability. The full handle also provides plenty of space for a standard grip.


  • Blade Style: Gyuto K-tip
  • Edge Finish: Slight curve for chopping and slicing
  • Blade Grind: Double bevel
  • Grind Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Blade Face: Flat, can be used to crush or transport food
  • Handle Style: Western with wavy texture
  • Bolster: None. Ergonomic finger grooves for improved pinch grip comfort
  • Tang: Full tang


  • Blade Material:VG-10 core with multilayer stainless cladding
  • Blade Pattern:Raindrop damascus 
  • Handle Material: Black resin with silver mesh


  • Blade Cutting Length: 10 inches (254 mm)
  • Overall Length: 15.19 inches (386 mm)
  • Handle Width: Wide (1 inch (25.4mm), comfortable for medium to large hands)
  • Blade Height (Max): 2.31 inches (59 mm)
  • Blade Thickness at spine (Max): 0.1 inches (2.5 mm)