San Mai Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Curly Koa (8-1/2")
Product Description for San Mai Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Curly Koa (8-1/2")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92616
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 13.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Blade: Hand forged san mai blade combining a V-Tokku carbon steel core with 416 stainless steel sides
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized curly koa
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Master Smith June 2008, creates hunting knives and culinary knives. Bill's 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 arch 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 and combines a premium V-Tokku carbon steel central core with stainless steel sides. The result is the exceptional edge holding of carbon steel with significantly easier care. The transition line between stainless steel and carbon steel is exceptionally dramatic.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The handle is presentation grade curly koa and has a tight, undulating figure with tremendous chatoyancy. By using stabilized woods, Bill ensures that the handle will hold up well under the heavy demands of either a professional or home kitchen. A distal taper to blade and tang ensures optimal balance. Exceptional work throughout!
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