Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Blackwood and Twin Rivers Damascus (10-3/4 in.)
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Blackwood and Twin Rivers Damascus (10-3/4 in.)
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93621
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 16.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 10.60 oz.
Blade: Twin Rivers pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Sculpted African blackwood
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. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil after use to avoid rust and oxidation.
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 Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The blade is among Bill's masterpieces to date. It is a pattern that he call's Twin Rivers. This modification of his River of Fire design has two rivulets travelling across the blade. The high contrast of the damascus pattern is immediately captivating from a distance and holds attention upon closer inspection.
The handle is formed from presentation grade African Blackwood. The wood is a complementary figure to the damascus. 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.
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