Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Gidgee Wood (5-1/4")
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Gidgee Wood (5-1/4")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93171
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 9.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Blade: San Mai blade with V-Toku 2 surrounded by stainless steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade gidgee wood
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The santoku is the traditional Japanese chef's knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. The santoku has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West. 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 V-Tokku 2 carbon steel core is surrounded by layers of stainless steel. This ensures the performance 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 in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler. This technique produces some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The stainless steel bolster was TIG welded to the blade for strength and durability. The handle is formed from presentation grade gidgee wood. Tight curls move through this Australian hardwood. 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 at the end of the handle. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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