Sapele W2 Gyuto 240mm
Meticulously crafted and beautifully finished, a one-of-a-kind gyuto from Don Nguyen based on his original prototype profile and built with an unwavering attention to detail. Beginning life as a 0.25" (6.35mm) bar of W2 carbon steel, Don refers to the knife as a 'Fat Gyuto' in his thoughtful and inspiring Work in Process post that details the knife's design, complex blade geometry, and construction from heel to tip.
A 5.25mm blade width at the heel quickly tapers to 3mm half way down the spine, and just 1.75mm one inch from the tip, for a balanced knife with such a natural feel in the hand. Polished to 1200 grit, then etched, and further polished with a series of stone, oil and silicon carbide powders, the final finish is silky and smooth, showing off the beautiful hamon achieved through Don's precise hardening process which includes multiple normalization and quench cycles.