Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Traditional Macassar Ebony Handle (7-3/4")
Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Traditional Macassar Ebony Handle (7-3/4")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98440
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.40 in.
Total length: 12.60 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: 250 layer twist pattern damascus forged from 15N20 and 1080 carbon steels
Bolster: Pakka wood
Handle: Macassar ebony with stainless steel spacer
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, result 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.
The blade was hand forged from Bill's own tightly twisted damascus. The high layer cound results in tremedous complexity and beauty.
The traditional Japanese octagonal handle is formed from Macassar ebony (Diospyros celebica). This south east Asian hardwood has warm tones and a gently turning, straight grain. A pakkawood ferrule and a stainless steel spacer add excellent contrast. This traditional handle is very comfortable when used for extended periods and is a perfect choice for either professional or home kitchens. This nimble knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand. You'll have a hard time putting it down!
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