Meet 'Enzo'- 210mm Custom Gyuto Knife
Updated: Aug 5, 2020
This is a Gyuto style knife - it's the Japanese version of the classic Western chef's knife that most people are familiar with. These knives tend to be thinner and hold a sharper edge than their Western counterparts. (How to pronounce Gyuto correctly.)
Gyutos also have less 'belly', meaning that the business part of the blade (that sharp part!) is generally flatter and has less curve than a traditional chef knife.
Considered the ultimate multipurpose knife, Gyutos have become the most popular style of knife among professional chefs. Serious home cooks are starting to catch on as well! Use it for chopping, mincing and slicing meat, fish, vegetables and fruit.
Racing in the Rain
At the time that I was making this knife, I was reading a book called The Art of Racing in the Rain. It's about car racing. They've since made it into a movie. Of course, the book is better and I definitely recommend it if you like to read. It's full of great quotes like this...
“There’s no dishonor in losing a race. There is only dishonor when you don’t race because you’re afraid to lose.”
You may be asking yourself, "What does that have to do with knives?". I don't know. Maybe something. Probably not.
When I started putting together the handle for this knife the racing stripe theme was obviously still alive and well.
Eventually, it came time to give this knife a name. I wanted something that tied it to the race car theme. Did I mention that the book is narrated by a dog? Yep. And the dog's name is Enzo. Of course Enzo the dog was named after the great Enzo Ferrari. And no, you probably won't see the colors that I used on an actual Ferrari anytime soon. Oh well- let's just call it poetic license...
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Brazilian Rosewood Handle with Black/Green Spacers CPM S30V Ultra High-Strength High-Carbon Alloy Steel Professional Heat Treated to 59hrc (w/deep cryo cycle) Blade Length: 200mm/8 inches Blade Height: 49mm/1.875 inches Handle Length: 135mm/5.25 inches Overall Length: 350mm/13.5 inches Finish: Hand Sanded Satin, Rounded Spine and Choil Saya (Knife Case): Brazilian Rosewood with Black/Green Spacers, Custom Laser Cut
Here's a video and some more pictures: