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Hunter Valley Blades Gyuto (Chefs Knife) 170mm Mulga wood by Tansu Knives

Hunter Valley Blades Gyuto (Chefs Knife) 170mm Mulga wood by Tansu Knives

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sHunter Valley Blades Gyuto (Chefs Knife) 170mm Mulga wood handle by Tansu Knives

If you are into the handmade knife scene, you may have already of heard of Tansu Knives and Mert’s work.
He has won many knife awards such as ”best new maker” and “best kitchen knife” as well as featured in several knife magazines.
Also being from the Hunter Valley region he is a local.

Mert’s work focuses on what makes a knife great.
(steel type, heat treatment and edge geometry)

In my opinion, people often get too caught up in steel type and not
enough emphasis is put on heat treatment and edge geometry.

Mert seems to excel at all of these things.

About the knife:

The very attractive handle is made from Mulga wood. Australian wood.
Handle shape is a Octagonal.
The blade wrought iron clad san mai, with a water quenched Hitachi blue #2 steel core.
This knife will develop a patina with use.
Once a patina has developed the knife will not only have a unique look but a natural protective coating.
“A patina is a natural protective layer on carbon steels that protects the blade from further oxidation”

“These are carbon, Initially they require bit more wiping but once the patina sets, it’s easy to take care of them”.


Leigh’s 2 cents: Mert is one of my favorite Australian makers.
This is a exceptional knife made to last a very long time/lifetime if cared for correctly.
Non- stainless knives are some of my favorites.
They are almost like living tools that change over time, and tell a story.

My Advice will always be the same: Don’t buy 10 cheap knives. Buy a few great knives.

*This knife is not a toy. It is extremely sharp.
Please use care when using this knife to avoid injury.
*This knife is subject to corrosion, so be sure to follow knife care instructions to help avoid surface rust, also may rust easily if mistreated.

Steel: Wrought iron clad san mai, with a water quenched Hitachi blue #2 steel core
Blade length: 168mm
Blade thickness: 3.6mm (Above Heel)  1.4mm (Near Tip)
Overall length: 316mm
Blade Height: 48mm
Weight: 149g
RHC: 64
Bevel: Double
Handle: Octagonal Mulga wood handle. 

If you would like more info check out Tansu Knives instagram — Hunter Valley Blades instagram or his website.




Hi my name is Leigh, and I’m a chef from Newcastle Australia.

I’ve been cooking professionally for around 18 years in some of Australia’s top restaurants. (Currently cooking at Signal Box) 

I’ve created a small collection of high-quality Japanese Knives and Chef Knives that I recommend.
Basically, if I wouldn’t use it professionally then I don’t sell it! Read More


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