Gyuto 270mm "Kaze Series" Apex Ultra KU
From beginning to end the KAZE series from Antoine Kniamen of Adonis Forged Arts represents the culmination of years of experience in metal fabrication and as a blacksmith. Each KAZE series blade features a fully forged and hand finished geometry, this is artisan craftsmanship at its best.
The bevels are precision finished on whetstones and they are beautifully consistent. In fact, the beauty of working with whetstones is that they highlight imperfection unlike any other medium. So, although working by hand with a whetstone is far more challenging both in terms of skill and physically, the results are stunning.
This KAZE series blade features a classic Adonis Forged Arts pointed Gyuto profile, thin and nicely tapered down to the needle tip. The edge profile is a smooth and subtle curve that has a delightful cutting action on the board. Forged in European super steel “Apex Ultra” and hardened to a very hard and tough 67HRC. The edge is razor sharp and zero ground and the bevels have been set for workhorse tasks.
Antoine has paired this KAZE series blade with a beautiful subdued spalted beach handle with his classic brass bolster and name plate. These KAZE series blades represent the best when it comes to Antoine’s work and once you have one in your hands we are sure you will agree.
Blade Type: Gyuto
Edge Length: 270mm
Spine Heel: 3.58mm
Spine Mid: 1.96mm
Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.1mm
Blade Height: 60mm
Cutting Edge Steel: Apex Ultra
Blade Construction: Mono Steel
Blade Finish: Kurouchi and Mirror Polish
Handle Construction: Hidden Tang
Handle Materials: Spalted Beach & Brass
Saya Included: No
Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible.
Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions.
Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods.
A reference guide to steel types
Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.