Burnt Oak Gyuto 250mm
An exemplary chef knife by bladesmith Bryan Raquin that encapsulates his straight forward, function-first work perfectly. Larger than many at 250mm / 9.8", Bryan's low shinogi (ie. short bevels) and slight distal taper produce a kitchen workhorse that is so thin just behind the whetstone-sharpened edge as to mimic a laser-style cutting tool in secondary bevel geometry while offering the strength and durability expected of his work. A foggy, hand-rubbed kasumi finish extends from heel to tip, with the knife balancing nearly two inches in front of the heel to give it a weighted, all-business feel. Polished and rounded blade spine and choil merge via the tang with a piece of octagonal, textured, burnt oak wood as is customary of Bryan's handles.