Gyuto / French Chef Knife

Hand Forged
Remade in England
Using Upcycled Materials

THE BEGINNING

The steel used for this Gyuto / French Chef Kitchen knife is some 60-100 years old, originally being made in Sheffield, world renownd for exceptional quality steel. 

It's life has already been lived - it's a discarded vintage engineers file. Used to slowly cut and machine all sorts of metal into shape.

By fire I can forge this material into something entire new that can be lovingly used to prepare food every day.

Gyuto/French Chef Kitchen Knife Details:

Perhaps the most useful knife you'll own. It's predominently flat profile for 2/3 of the edge allows for chop/push-pull cutting, with a gentle rounded belly for the finaly 1/3 towards the tip allowing a rocking action - it could be considered the best of both worlds in design. The finer tip allows for more intricate and detailed cuts. This is in the spirit of the French design but still 100% handforged and handmade by me. There are many variations on this type of knife, so if you are keen on something, do ask - or if you're happy to give me creative freedom, that's also great with me!

  • High carbon steel blade forged from upcycled Sheffield engineers file
  • Handle made from a choice of English hardwoods
  • Copper alloy bolster/pin
  • Blades typically 7.5-9" in length - you choose
  • Blade height: typically 45-55mm at the heel
  • 200-300 grams total
  • Handles typically 5-6" in length 

Note that this knife is made of high carbon steel which unlike ordinary stainless steel knives, will react to it's environment. See my care tips in my FAQ.

Your knife will vary slightly from these photos, due to the nature of using natural & reclaimed materials, but it's function and design will be the same. Your desired size will be requested after checkout.

BUYING YOUR RICHARD HARRIS KNIFE

Three choices.

1. Order now

Turn around is currently 8-12 weeks. This is the quickest way to get your knife.

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2. Installments

Installment plans only require £100 up front, and the rest spread out over 3 additional payments. The work is added to my list after full payment. For more installment plan choices, please contact me directly.

8.5" Gyuto Chef Knife
Number of payments 4
No.Due*Amount
1At checkout £100.00 GBP
2after 6 weeks £125.00 GBP
3after 12 weeks £125.00 GBP
4after 18 weeks £150.00 GBP
Total £500.00 GBP
* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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Hi, I’m Richard!

  • I am passionate about sourcing food locally, which partly inspires my hand forged, upcycled kitchen knives
  • I've always loved to cook. I'm someone who gets excited by bizarre things like purple sprouting broccoli and freshly baked bread, but I have never been a chef
  • I love to travel, mostly for food
  • My workshop is based in the heart of Shropshire, England
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