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Karol Karys

Karol Karys Stainless clad 240mm gyuto

Karol Karys Stainless clad 240mm gyuto

Regular price $825.00 USD
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Construction: Sanmai
Cladding: Soft Stainless
Finish: Textured - Brutal
Core steel: K720
HRC: 61
Weight: 277g
Edge Length (Heel to tip): 242mm
Height: 59mm
Above Heel: 3.1mm
~Halfway: 2.5mm
~1cm from Tip: 0.8mm
Balance point: ~0.5cm Forward makers mark
Handle: Black paper Micarta
Ferrule: Aluminum

A textured Gyuto provided to our shop by Karol Karys. Karol is a blacksmith out of Kraków, Poland. He specializes in designing kitchen cutlery inspired by brutalism, a style of architecture characterized by minimalist constructions that showcase bare building materials and structural elements over decorative design. Think exposed concrete and steel. These knives are inspired by such designs.

The detail on this knife is extraordinary. Karol textures the entire blade and handle to give an eroded appearance. This is most clearly depicted in the aluminum ferrule. The end of the handle as well has an almost torn and chopped appearance. It is stunning to think about the amount of effort that goes into all the detailing of this knife.

Even with all the texturing and eroding nature of the knife, it is as comfortable as you could hope. The spine and choil are spared the weathering and are instead nicely rounded for user comfort. These are very much still functional tools.

This K-tip Gyuto is distinctly inspired by big concrete blocks, hence its taller and bolder nature. The extra heel height I'm sure will be welcomed by enthusiasts. It is a stainless-clad sanmai, which is relatively new to Karols' repertoire. Our shop specifically requested something a little different from his usual offerings, and he delivered. The pitted texturing on the blade is one of the more subtle textures offered by Karol. It allows for the stainless cladding to steal the show with the knife's aesthetics. This knife is well-balanced with a black micarta handle that is very grippy and perfectly understated.

Care Instructions

• Please dont try to cut or chop frozen foods and bones . This may cause chipping.

• Keep knife clean and dry after use.

• Do NOT put in dishwasher.

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