I was on a search for a 240mm mid-price gyuto and after lengthy discussion the name Haburn knives was mentioned. Ian Rogers is the maker. Ian recently became Vendor here on KFF. After seeing his knives I dropped him an email and asked about pricing and waiting time. Both answer got me by surprise (no waiting time at that point and very reasonable price) - so I decided to pull a trigger on my first custom knife.
I thought I could share the "story" here and so here it comes.
Before I start I think it would make sense to mention the objectives. The outcome should be:
- 240mm gyuto in AEB-L steel
- the knife should be "stronger" than a laser and should not have too much flex.
- The blade should not be taller than 50mm - in fact it will probably be a little less.
- The handle will be based on some of Ian's designs. Details are not set yet.
The process started with Ian making a blade profile proposal. So far there have been 3 and if I will not change my mind it will be the third one.
So - the designs (to scale relative to each other) - currently it is the bottom one that should be made. The height at the heel is 47mm on all of these. The tip on the bottom 2 designs has the same position relative to the heel and is ca 22mm from the spine axis:
Please do not hesitate to share your opinion
EDIT: The belly of the blades continues up to the tip (I asked Ian) - it just looks a little flat in the tip on in the image. I checked it with Photoshop