- May 21, 2019
- Reaction score
- Victoria BC Canada
A while back I sold off a number of my knives in order to re-direct my knife collection. My thought was to focus on a few makers. Will Newham is one of those makers and this is one of the knives I wished to add to my collection. It’s a Gyuto from spicy white steel 26C3, differentially hardened to 64.5 HRC. It has an edge length of 220mm, a depth at the heel of 54mm. It has a distal taper from 3.3mm at the heel to .3mm 10mm before the tip. It weighs 222gms and balances exactly on the makers mark. It features a custom contoured She-Oak Handle and a beautifully made leather lined saya made from Ringed Gidgee, with a turned brass pin. The saya also features an inlaid leather strip around the periphery and, as with the handle, is highly polished.
Enjoy a few more pictures.
As with my other knives, I couldn’t wait to put it into action. Tonight’s fare, a stir fry … lots of choppy choppy!
It’s tough to do a prep when you stop every few seconds to admire your knife. Like the knife‘s f&f, the performance is exemplary. Some say a 220mm blade length is perfect for a home kitchen. You won’t get an argument from me. Balance for a pinch grip is perfect for me. I love the blade profile in both a push cut and a rock chop. The handle is easily the most comfortable I’ve experienced of all knives in my collection.
As a package this knife has to rank at the top of my collection in looks, construction, performance and finish. It is very much worth having to part with some very nice knives to obtain it. I’ve already place my order for the next new custom from Will Newham. Stay tuned.