Bladesmith Salem Straub delivers with this striking gyuto that features no fewer than three distinct damascus steel patterns of his design and making. Salem's new chain maille pattern stands out for its intricacy and uniqueness, covering much of the blade's surface area, while a fire's edge patten sits beneath, making up the 245mm / 9.7" razor-sharp cutting edge. The integral handle bolsters complement the blade with Salem's chain pattern. And the knife is topped off with a Western-style sculpted hidden-tang handle in beautiful and dark B&W ebony. Light, thin, and fast, this knife is extraordinary in every way.