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9th Life - 210mm (8.25in) Damascus Gyuto Chef Knife

“9th Life” 210mm (8.25in) Damascus gyuto chef knife. "The jaguar as a spirit animal is often said to be the guardian of the underworld and those who associate the jaguar as their spirit animal tend to live a life of passion which happens to be a common driver of those who work with food for a living. The skull is a reminder of deaths impending arrival, the combination serves one well to focus on living a life free of fear and focused on your passion like a jaguar on its last life." -@robertbaker11c. Includes 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.⠀

Features:

  • 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

Materials:

  • 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

Dimensions:

  • 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)

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