Damascus 240 mm Wa Gyuto finished.
Happy Christmas all Here is a quick sneak preview of the 240mm wa Gyuto in a w's pattern to match the Suji and the Petty. I'm hoping to get some nice light to take some detail photos tomorrow. So full specs and photos will follow. In the mean time here is a quick video.
Looks like a nice knife. Can't wait to see some still pictures.
looks very nice, would also like to see some stills with a little less glare to see the steel better.
Many thanks Guys, your support and feedback is very much appreciated.
Here are some specifications
Blade length - 239mm
Handle length - 131mm
Total weight - 225 grams
Taper from above choil, centre, to 10mm behind the tip
2.2mm - 1.8mm - 0.7mm
Edge thickness, ground to 0.1mm before sharpening. After sharpening an average of 0.2mm measured at the back of the final bevel.
The bevel is set at approximately 11 degrees per side. Finishing stone, Sigma 13K.
Balance point is 10mm in front of the choil.
The faces are convex giving the blade less flex considering the thinness and amount of taper. And giving much better cutting performance by reducing suction and sticking. This is illustrated in the photos bellow.
The steels are 75ni8 and en42J, around 3000 layers in this pattern triple tempered for a final edge hardness of around 60hrc.
The finish is hand rubbed to 600 grit, then etched and polished with micro mesh to around 3K.
The handle assembly is using a slotted dowel method. In this case the dowel is brass, giving the knife neutral balance without making the handle too large. Also giving great strength.
x2. That is one sharp looking knife!