Watanabe Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm
Sinichi Watanabe is a sixth generation blacksmith forging high quality out of Niigata Japan.
Watanabe Pro Series knives are forged out of Aogami 2 (blue 2) steel and heat treated very hard to 63-65 hrc giving these knives longer edge life and a nice feel when sharpening. Considered a "workhorse" knife, they are stiff at the spine but have a nice taper and still remain very thin behind the edge. They cut extremely well and have great release due to their convex geometry. Some of the best performing knives in the world!
Edge length: 243mm
Height at heel: 55.16mm
Spine thickness above heel: 4.13mm