Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Stainless Damascus San Mai and Cherry Burl (10-1/8")
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Stainless Damascus San Mai and Cherry Burl (10-1/8")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93067
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.20 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 9.20 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a powdered metallurgical (PM) SG2 stainless steel core with stainless damascus sides
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Cherry wood 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. A dramatic damascus is forged to the sides of high performance SG2 PM stainless steel.
The handle is formed from particularly dramatic cherry wood burl. The convoluted 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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