Chef's Knife - Santoku - (6-1/8 in.) with Buckeye Burl
Product Description for Chef's Knife - Santoku - (6-1/8 in.) with Buckeye Burl
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93255
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.12 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): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Blade: 154-CM stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish, hardened to Rc 58-59
Handle: Stabilized, contoured California buckeye burl set on a full tang
Description: If you're a great cook (or if you're married to one!) and would like to have a knife that is as attractive as it is useful but don't want the typical off-the shelf chef's knives, check out this handmade beauty by Jim Arbuckle. The santoku is the traditional Japanese chefs knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. The Santoku style has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West.
This chef's knife features a deep choil, or cut-out, for the forefinger to rest in. Typical of Jim's work, this makes the knife easy to hold even with slippery hands. The blade is made from 154-CM, high carbon stainless steel. It is hardened and triple tempered to about Rc 58-59, then hand rubbed to an heirloom quality satin finish. The spine is slightly rounded for a comfortable grip. The tang is hand fileworked in a modified bamboo pattern between the grips. The California buckeye burl handle is carved for a secure grip. By using stabilized wood, Jim ensures it will hold up well to a demanding kitchen environment. Exceptional work throughout!
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