Adonis X Karyś Gyuto 220mm 1.2419.05

$1,073.00

One of a pair of knives created by two of Europe’s most talented artisan smiths, Antoine Kniamen of Adonis Forged Arts and Karol Karyś of made by karyś. In this collaboration the two artisan craftsmen have forged a blade each, but to make things interesting each knife has been completed by the opposite craftsman. The result is two extraordinary and unique kitchen knives.

These two makers are inspired by very different and unique styles. Karol Karyś is fascinated by textures and looks to brutalist architecture for inspiration giving his knives textures that often feel like they have been eroded by time and harsh weather. Antoine on the other hand is inspired by the renaissance, and traditional Japanese technique. So, his work often features straight lines and elegant curves paired with vibrant colours and classical features.

So, the result is an elegant blend of the two artists styles. The blade Antoine forged, in tungsten alloyed 1.2419.05 German steel, is very clean with silky smooth lines and a satin polished finish. The clean finish is an ironic wink at his collaborator who is well known for a rustic and weathered, brutalist style textured finish. But this is no simple piece of polished steel. The blade is a combination of Antoine’s two signature styles, his Kaze series with its hand forged bevels and his more contemporary creations. Performance wise you get an incredibly thin and sharp walkschliff ground blade with an outstanding cutting action on the board.

Karol has given the blade one of his highly facetted and textured handles featuring elegant scroll style engravings on the brass bolster. The engravings are subtly placed amongst his signature brutalist textures, a tasteful nod to Antoine’s renaissance inspired style. The antique linen micarta is a thoughtful choice on Karol’s part also, giving the handle a look and feel that is complimentary and yet somehow still full of Karol’s identity and spirit.

This is one incredible piece, you can imagine the challenge of blending two style like this, which are so unique and different from one another. The two collaborators have managed to blend the styles in a very tasteful and beautiful way. A stunning one of kind piece.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 220mm

Spine Heel: 3.38mm

Spine Mid: 1.75mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.72mm

Blade Height: 55.21mm

Weight: 204g

Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2419.05

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Satin Polish

Grind: Walkschliff

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Antique Linen Micarta, Brass

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

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Returns

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However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

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Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

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.