Slicing Knife - Sujihiki (9.8 in.) with Cottonwood Burl
Product Description for Slicing Knife - Sujihiki (9.8 in.) with Cottonwood Burl
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98438
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.80 in.
Total length: 14.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged san mai blade combining a 52100 carbon steel core with 416 stainless steel sides
Bolster: Textured sterling silver hibaki
Handle: Stabilized cottonwood burl
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 steels, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
Slicing knives are well suited to slicing steaks, roasts and portioning fish due to the long, thin blade. Extremely sharp, sujihiki are also well suited to preparing sushi.
This blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Bill began with a carbon steel core and forge welded stainless steel to the surround it. The result is the exceptional edge holding of 52100 carbon steel with significantly easier care. The transition line between stainless steel and carbon steel is exceptionally dramatic.
Like his hunting knives, this slicer was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Mastersmith Ed Fowler and Bill Burke. This technique creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
Drawing inspiration from Japanese swords, a sterling silver habaki (blade guard) makes a nice transition between handle and blade. The handle is sculpted to ensure a comfortable, secure grip, swelling at the palm and end. The stabilized cottonwood burl has tight, swirling grain patterns throughout.
The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand. You'll have a hard time putting it down!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days