Kamon Knives X Dark Sigil Workshop Gyuto 230mm (Instagram Auction 29/04/2022)
A masterpiece created by two of Austria’s most talented craftspeople.
A classic black etched Kamon 230mm Gyuto with hand hammered pyramid texture. Forged in high carbon tungsten alloyed tool steel 1.2519. The carbon steel is heat treated to 65HRC with a very fine edge and features beautiful alloy banding, aggressive distal tapering, and precision grinding, which give this blade an incredible cutting performance.
Reaching back to the highly facetted and ergonomic, removable (takedown) handle we have a set of bold, highly tapered and patinated bronze torpedo endcaps with incredibly detailed engravings by Philipp Mann of @darksigilworkshop. American Scroll, an ornamental design derived from the curves of a loosely rolled parchment scroll has been deliberately used to compliment the curves of Benjamin Kamon’s incredible mounted torpedo endcaps. The rear endcap also features a single leaf border pattern to emphasise the transition into the facetted grip.
This beautiful scrollwork is a traditional decorative engraving and has been used for centuries on firearms, edged tools, jewellery, silverware, armour, and heraldic insignia. The beautifully engraved, bronze endcaps, and a stunning piece of stabilised masur birch with deep red, orange, black and brown hues complete what can only be described as an heirloom piece from these two amazing craftsmen.
Included with the knife is one of Mr Kamon’s unique protective Saya’s
Blade Type: Gyuto
Core Steel: 1.2519
Blade Finish: Black Etched Pyramid Tsuchimi
Spine Heel: 5mm
Spine Mid: 1.98mm
Spine Tip (20mm before): 0.75mm
Blade Height: 56mm
Tang Type: Hidden
Handle Type: Bespoke Facetted
Handle Material: Bronze & Stabilised Spalted Masur Birch
Saya Included: Yes
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.
Tips on sharpening you knives
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.