7 1/4 Inch (181mm) VToku2 Chefs Knife
This handmade 7 1/4 inch chef's knife is crafted with VToku2 steel. It has high carbon steel at the core and is clad with approximately 15 layers stain-resistant (not stainless) steel with a nickel layer. VToku 2 is hard wearing and takes a brilliantly sharp edge. It takes a little time to sharpen due to the higher tungsten content of the steel but will keep its edge longer than a lot of other steels.
It's been heat treated to achieve a hardness of approximately 63 rockwell. This is much harder than typical (factory produced) knives. This means that the knife will hold a sharp edge for longer. However it should not be used on stone or glass chopping boards and is not intended to tackle bone with. It's also ground really thin with a gentle convex grind and a distal taper which improves the ease of cutting and makes it quite light in the hand.
The handle is made from ash burl that's been stabilised with resin. The liner and is made from white g10 and the bolster from grey-blue g10 which is a highly durable resin & fibreglass material. The handle is held together with super strong epoxy and stainless steel pins.
The blade is approximately 18 cm (~7 1/4 Inches) long and the handle length is approximately 12.7 cm (~5 inches). The knife has good knuckle clearance, even for big hands, with a blade height of 48mm at the heel (just a shade under 2 inches). It's really nicely balanced and is super comfy in both small and large hands.