Chef's Knife (7-1/2 in.) with Stainless Damascus San Mai and Sheoak

Product Description for Chef's Knife (7-1/2 in.) with Stainless Damascus San Mai and Sheoak

Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96771
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 11.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Blade: Stainless san maid blade forged to shape with a VG10 stainless core and nickel damascus sides
Handle: Stabilized lace sheoak wood scales set with mosaic pins
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Barnett is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. Bruce is one of the fine Australian makers who is drawing the attention of the knifemaking world to the wealth of knifemaking talent in his country. Bruce's attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant and high performing chef's knife.
This 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.
Bruce hand forged this san mai damascus blade to shape. Stainless VG-10 super-steel, made by Takefu Special Steel in Japan, is surrounded by stainless nickel damascus. The resulting blade has strength, resilience, exceptional edge holding, and easy care. The beauty of the many layers of steel is immediately captivating.
The handle is formed from presentation grade lace sheoak scales set on the full tang. Sheoak, (Allocasuarina fraseriana), is one of the world's rarest and most desirable woods. Lace Sheoak looks like a fiery explosion of burning embers. This figure pattern is very rare and prized for high end projects. By stabilizing the wood, Bruce ensures it will hold up well to the strenuous demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. The handle is nicely contoured to fit comfortably in hand. The scales are secured to the full tang using beautiful mosaic pins.
Excellent work throughout on a knife that is sure to become a chef's favorite knife in the kitchen!

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