9 Inch (232mm) V Toku2 Chefs Knife
This handmade 9 inch chef's knife is crafted with V Toku2 steel high carbon steel at the core and is clad with approximately 15 layers non-stainless steel with a nickel layer. V Toku 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 carbon 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, even for a 9 inch knife.
The handle is made from walnut burl that's been stabilised with resin, a copper spacer and a bolster made from stabilised plant material (moss, lichen and sticks). Stabilising the wood makes it more durable and longer-lasting. Between the scales of the handle is contrasting black g10 liner material and the handle is held together with super strong resin and copper pins.
The blade is approximately 23 cm (~9 Inches) long and the handle length is approximately 12.7 cm (~5 inches). It's 5.5 cm (~2 1/4 inches) deep at the heel (spine to edge) to give good knuckle clearance, even for big hands. It's really nicely balanced and is super comfy in both small and large hands.