Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Stainless Damascus San Mai and Wild Almond Burl (9-1/2")
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Stainless Damascus San Mai and Wild Almond Burl (9-1/2")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92489
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 14.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 9.80 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a powdered metallurgical (PM) SG2 stainless steel core with stainless damascus sides
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Wild almond burl set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Master Smith June 2008, creates hunting knives and culinary knives. His work is frequently noted as being among the best in the world -- both in his understanding of design and the keen, long lasting edges. His knives are a pleasure to hold and a joy to use.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing vegetables and meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). A dramatic damascus is forged to the sides of a high performance SG2 PM stainless steel. The bright, swirling pattern created from stainless steel and nickel is offset by the darkened SG2 core.
The handle is formed from particularly dramatic wild almond burl. The wood grain is a nice mix of light and dark tones. It is nicely carved to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
Exceptional work throughout!
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