Nordquist Designs

Padauk & Carbon Fibre S-Grind Gyuto

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Using 1084 high carbon steel hardened to 62-64 HRC, this 230mm S-Grind Gyuto Chef's knife is 100% handcrafted in Kelowna, British Columbia. The edge is finely ground and heat treated in-house, easily moving through any ingredient. Standing at 62mm tall, this Gyuto provides ample clearance between your fingers and the cutting board. The spine tapers from 5.5mm at the heel all the way down to 1mm just behind the tip. 

This blade features what is commonly known as an S-Grind. A deep hollow is milled into the blade just above the edge. The result is a profile that, when looking down the knife from the heel, is roughly like an S. In my testing, this grind vastly improves the release of softer wet foods because it allows air to get behind the food. This eliminates the suction that is present on flat ground knives. Each knife is hand tuned to find its unique balance point just in front of the bolster. The blade features an acid etched finish. 

Each knife includes a handmade leather case which, like all Nordquist products, is crafted in-house. The case is made from 6oz oil tanned leather sourced from S.B. Foot Tanning Company, the principal supplier of leather for Red Wing Shoes. An auburn leather lace is woven into the supple leather, securing the knife inside. This simple case is as functional as it is elegant, offering safe storage for your new knife—or perhaps your old one!

The handle is sculpted from padauk wood and features a carbon fibre inlay inlay. The padauk is sanded to a low lustre and oiled for protection. The carbon fibre inlay has been polished to show off the unique pattern created by the woven fibres.


1084 High Carbon Steel
62-64 HRC
350mm (13.75") Overall Length
230mm (9") Cutting Edge
62mm (2.4") Tall at Heel