Willow Forge Custom Knives by Neil Ayling, a local bladesmith based in North Cambridgeshire. Neil’s training is rooted in Fine Art Sculpture, attending the Royal College Of Art London and being studio assistant to Sir Anthony Caro for 13years. Recent years has seen Neil direct his metal work skills into Willow Forge, producing heirloom quality chef knives. Neil’s work is included in collections and restaurant kitchens around the World.
A one of a kind Heirloom knife. 210mm x 56mm Gyuto with S-Grind. Made from Takefu V-toku2 high carbon core steel with ‘suminagashi’ multilayer iron cladding. The S-Ground geometry aids food release to the blade, reduces friction and weight.
The Model - Gyuto
The Gyuto is a multi-purpose, large bladed knife that you can use for almost everything. Typically these are light strong knives which range from 180mm to 240mm normally (although sometimes longer), with 210mm being the most common and popular size due to it's sweet spot of length for larger tasks but excellent agility. Longer knives tend to be used more for high volume tasks in professional kitchens where 240mm and even 270mm are popular. 180mm is popular for smaller home kitchen tasks too.
The blade profile is great for cutting in a rocking type motion. If you are looking for one knife, this is the most versatile.
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