The stunner amongst Yaxell knives, the Super Gou impresses with a beautiful handle made of red-black Canvas-Micarta and 18-10 stainless steel inside. Yaxell Super Gou knives feature a 161-layer micro-carbide stainless steel blade with an unprecedented hardness of approximately 63 Rockwell. The surface impresses with a fascinating Damascus design pattern – a symbol of the highest quality knife and it’s signature Super Gou 161 layers. These knives are in use by hotels and restaurants, and top chefs all over the world. Yaxell knives are becoming more and more popular among discerning hobby chefs.
A little about the blade:
The blade core is made from ultra-hard Micro Carbide Powder stainless steel SG2 which is enveloped by 80 layers on each side with soft and hard stainless steel. This powdered steel contains a lot of carbon and has an unprecedented hardness of approximately 63 Rockwell. Powdered steel is used because it ensures a high degree of purity and exceptionally sharp cutting edge. The surface impresses with a fascinating Damascus design pattern – a symbol of the highest quality knife and its signature Super Gou 161 layers.
161 layers SG2 (Micro-carbide) Stainless Steel cross-section photo
Under the microscope at 100x magnification. The core material is SG2 and is covered by 80 layers on each side.
A little about the handle:
The handle is made out of red-black Canvas-Micarta, which is an odourless and enormously durable material made of resin and linen and formed under high temperature & pressure. The end of the handle is made out of stainless steel, which gives the knife outstanding stability. Three stainless steel rivets fasten the handle tightly. The handle is very comfortable to hold and allows tireless working in all cutting techniques. The trademark ‘GOU’ is engraved on the grip end.