Karyś X Adonis Gyuto 240mm 1.2419


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.

This blade features an assortment of Karol’s signature textures along the face of the blade, linear, pitted and brushed. The satin brushed finish reflects the light in a subtle, soft and cool way, which Antoine has pared with one of his classic rokkaku hanmaru handles with stainless, bushed hardware. Blue dyed and stabilised Ash with Van Gogh vibes feels perfectly pared with the way the brushed steel gently reflects light.

A kind of ying and yang here, but this is not two separate and distinct things, these two artists have blended or complimented each other’s styles in a unique and cohesive way that feels perfect!

Product Specification

Blade Type: Gyuto

Edge Length: 240mm

Spine Heel: 3.49mm

Spine Mid: 2.36mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.23mm

Blade Height: 58.26mm

Weight: 215g

Cutting Edge Steel: 1.2419

Stainless: No

HRC: 65

Blade Construction: Mono Steel

Blade Finish: Textured and Brushed

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Blue Ash, Stainless Steel (304L)

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


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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.