This is the flagship of our first "line" knives. The "Fusion Design Series" will concentrate on blending the best of Western and Asian knives. The series will eventually include three main profiles: The Gyuto (Chef), the Honesuki (petty), and the Shotoh (pairing). We believe these are the most important three knives any chef or homecook needs to start their professional knife collection.
Handmade 8.75"/220mm gyuto made of stainless damascus folded by Damasteel of Sweden in Sparse Twist pattern. The tapered octagonal handle is made of locally sourced figured Walnut from Zack's historic farm in Charlottesville and includes brass bolsters and hardware.
The sheath is made of saddle leather and should be used for travel only.
The overall length is 13.75"/350mm
Blade length is 8.75"/220mm
Handle length is 5"/ 130mm
Rockwell C scale hardness 61-62
Weight 8.6 oz.
About the Fusion Design
This knife profile was developed by Zack Worrell and Nick Watson in 2020 and first featured at the Damasteel Chef Invitational Fall 2021 show! The term "Fusion Design" refers to the blending of East and West. Many chefs love the quality of Japanese knives. Many have become accustomed to the octagonal handle design and the unique blade profiles with a longer flatter edge, thinner blade and lower tip. Additionally many cooks and chefs have enjoyed the introduction of Damascus and San Mai as options for their blade steel.
Japanese knives are known for their legendary performance, while their Western counterparts are more well known for comfort and durability. The French Sabatier has its own deep rooted following throughout the culinary world elite. Typically drop forged and made to stand the test of time,the Western knife profiles of Europe which we still use today have been in use for centuries. We chose to take the best of these two philosophies and blend them into a single design. We think our "Fusion Design" blades are a perfect balance of these two camps.
Build and delivery time
These knives are made to order. They can be purchased as a 3 piece set or individually. Build time is 10-12 weeks from date of purchase. We are currently a shop of one, so as our labor force grows so will availability.
Like all Monolith Knives, these blades are warrantied for life. Any repairs for damages will be reviewed on an individual basis. Anything we did wrong will be fixed no matter what, free of charge with return shipping.
- Free sharpening for the life of the blade!
- Our knives are handmade at our shop in Charlottesville, VA.
- We ship priority, insured by the United States Postal Service for a flat rate of $15.00.