This Yaxell GOU Chef Knife is an absolute beast. As soon as you take this stunning knife out of its custom slide box you can feel the precision craftsmanship and quality. The traditional French chef knife style blade with a tapered edge from heel to tip is razor sharp and you know that the superior SG2 steel will hold that edge well.
Aside from the classic Yaxell black canvas micarta handles the knife has a beautiful Damascus finish, which is stunning. The knife is also decorated with chiseled kanji on the blade and the butt of the handle.
The knife is balanced right on the pinch point of the blade and feels comfortable for extended use. The fit and finish is perfect as you would expect from this top tier Yaxell blade. If you are in the market for a great quality professional length chef knife, you will be happy with this one.
Yaxell Knives make some sensational kitchen knives and we keep a broad selection of their blade types, which make them perfect for anybody who would like to put together a set for professional or home use.
GOU series knives feature a core of Japanese SG2 (Super Gold 2) Micro Carbide powder stainless steel. The core is clad with 50 layers of soft and hard high-carbon stainless steel on each side of the blade. This produces a 101-layer rust resistant Damascus finish, which is both beautiful to look at and super sharp.
SG2 steel is a high carbon steel which, coupled with Yaxell’s proprietary ice hardening technique, results in a superior hardness of approximately HRC63+ Rockwell scale.
One of the great features of the GOU series of knives is the handles. Professionals love the hygienic, FDA-approved Canvas-Micarta handles. Canvas-Micarta is an odorless and extremely durable material made from resin and linen. This stuff last forever. The GOU handle comes in a deep black finish and is fixed with two stainless steel rivets and a custom hilt to aid in balancing the blade.
The GOU series combines western and Japanese style blades. Taking the best features from both. If you are looking for a great set of knives for at home or on the job these knives will more than satisfy your needs.
Established in 1932 Yaxell Knives have been developing high quality professional grade kitchen knives for over half a century. In the beginning all Yaxell product were 100% hand forged, but over the years the company has embraced the benefits of combining cutting edge technology with traditional techniques.
Today Yaxell still utilizes traditional sword making techniques in their production process and every knife is finished by hand. However, the company has developed proprietary ice hardening techniques that improve the hardness and durability of the knives and help to resist patina in high carbon steel.
Yaxell knives are some of the best quality professional grade knives available and are used by chefs around the world including a number one, two and three Michelin stared chefs.
The Yaxell Kitchen Cutlery Company is based in Seki, Japan. Seki has over seven centuries of sword and knife making tradition. Many of the black smiths that help create Yaxell knives are second and third generation blacksmiths and bring years of experience and knife make tradition to the Yaxell Product.
We have partnered with Yaxell to bring the Gou and Ran series to Modern Cooking and we think you will find these knives have great edge retention, balance and ergonomics.
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