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Gyuto (8.2") -'Tiger Mai' w/ Curly Koa

Gyuto (8.2") -'Tiger Mai' w/ Curly Koa

Regular price $900.00 USD
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The steel was a collaboration between Tim Brown and myself. Tim spent a weekend at my shop this summer and we forged some fun mosaic damascus. This Tiger Mai pattern was one of fun patterns to come out of that weekend.

Handle materials is Curly Koa(Stabilized) paired with African Blackwood and white G10. The Koa is from lumber fallen all the way back to 1981 in Hawaii, kept in a private stash due to its amazing figure. There is my signature tapering along the length of the handle, providing a secure hold when the hand gets wet or oily. This along with Scalloping of the handle end is only offered on my premium knives.


Hand-forged 'Tiger Mai' Mosaic Damascus. 15n20 & 1084 *62-63 HRC*

Handle Material: Curly Koa(Stabilized), African Blackwood, G10

Height at the heel:  1.95"

Blade Length: 8.25"

Total Length: 13.5"


Spine Thickness Measurements:

Above Heel: .140"

Mid Point: .085"

1" From Tip: .060"


Care information

The cutting edge is Carbon Steel, so it will rust if not maintained.

Clean with a soft towel and thouroughly dry after use.

Rinse with water or sanitzier after cutting acidic foods such as citrus, tomatoes, or fruit. The acid will discolor the metal.

The handle is of natural wood and should be treating with some consideration.

I recommend Tsubaki Oil to be used with the Blade and Wood, Mineral Oil is an alternative.

Never place in the dishwasher.

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