Collaboration knife – 240 Gyuto


This is a collaboration between the very talanted wood carver Molly Sjöstam and me. Our idea was to create a knife where Sweden meets Japan. A gyuto with kurochi (forge surface) and low contrasted damascus made by me, harmonized with the beautiful carved flame birch octagonal handle by Molly.

This project has taken us 6 months to finish. We shared multiple ideas and designs, test-carved different wood and made changes throughout the process to find the best way to bring our crafts together in one piece.

The blade has a hidden pattern in the kurochi that resembles flowers that are a extension of the handle. The flowers in the kurochi nettels down in a low-conrast random pattern in the blade that will reveal it self the more you use it as the two different steel will patina differently.

The handle is shaped by Molly only with a knife only. The amount of details and the 3D-effect is truly mesmerizing. It lays comfortable in the hand and the flowers gives a firmer grip without any sharp edges.

240 mm damascus gyuto, made from 15n20 and UHB20C steel, heat treated to 62 HRC. Handsanded finish with S-grind, hefty taper and concaved bevel that rapidly gets thinner through out the blade. Carved handle in flame birch with a lot of chatoyance. Sealed with 9 layers of surface hardening oil.

The blade will develope a patina and get it’s own characteristics depending on how you use it. Carbon steel blades can rust if not taking care of the right way. If you feel insecure how to maintain a carbon steel blade I’ll happily answer your questions.

Edge length: 240 mm
Overall length: 387 mm
Height at heel: 48 mm
Spine thickness at handle: 6 mm
Spine thickness at the middle: 2,5 mm
Spine thickness 1 cm behind the tip: 1,3 mm
Balance point: At makers mark
Weight: 192 g

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