Niko Nicolaides Custom 10″ Firestorm Gyuto
|Blade Height @ Heel:||50mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Heel:||2mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Mid:||1.8mm|
|Spine Thickness 1cm from tip:||0.6mm|
|Blade Material:||15N20 & 1084 “Firestorm” Pattern Damascus|
|Handle Material:||Purple Maple & Black Mango|
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BLACKSMITH INTRO – Former machinist turned Bladesmith Niko Nicolaides works in his studio near Detroit forging his own Damascus and trying to push boundaries in culinary knives. These are, without a doubt, the finest custom knives we have ever got our hands on.
The craftsmanship is like no other, the joins between handle and integral bolster are clean and seamless, blades dead straight and true, grinds spectacular, and aesthetics off the charts. Truly collectors pieces.
STEEL BREAKDOWN – Niko uses high carbon steel (1084 & 15N20) to forge his Damascus, which is then etched with chemicals to give it’s wild appearance. These edges will hold for a long time, but will need to be wiped with oil between uses to prevent rust. They will also develop patinas over time.
- Washing – Dry your knives as soon as possible after washing and do not leave them wet for extended periods of time. Store in a cool, dry place. No dishwasher use!.
- Cutting – Cut on wood chopping boards only, and do not hit/cut/chop frozen vegetables, bones, or hard objects, as the blade can chip or break.
- Sharpening – We recommend you use a whetstone to sharpen this blade. We have a full range of sharpening tools here.