Chef's Knife (Gyuto) - San Mai with African Blackwood (8-1/4")
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) - San Mai with African Blackwood (8-1/4")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94732
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Blade: San mai blade hand forged with a 52100 carbon steel core surrounded by 416 stainless steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: African blackwood set on a distal tapered full tang
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 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.
This blade is forged using a san mai (three layers) technique. Bill forged stainless steel to the sides of a 52100 carbon steel blade. The result is the exceptional edge holding of carbon steel with significantly easier care. Many knifemakers and users feel that 52100 is among the best, if not the best steel currently used for knifemaking. 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 and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The handle is formed from African blackwood. 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 scales are secured to the full tang using three mosaic pins. The bolster is formed from 416 stainless steel, pinned and soldered to the blade for strength and durability. Thanks to the distal tapered blade and tang, this knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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