Chef Knife (Gyuto) with Spalted Box Elder Burl (8.2 in.)
Product Description for Chef Knife (Gyuto) with Spalted Box Elder Burl (8.2 in.)
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98702
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.20 in.
Total length: 13.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized spalted box elder 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 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 choice 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 heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. The blade is hand forged from 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper. Many knife users as well as knifemakers feel that this combination results in the best performance currently found in the knife industry. The blade is differentially heat treated for an extremely hard, long lasting edge with a softer, supportive spine.
The handle is formed from presentation grade spalted box elder burl (Acer negundo). The convoluted figure combines light and medium tones with darker spalting lines. A black fiber spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. By using stabilized wood, Mastersmith Burke ensures that the handle will hold up to the demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. A 416 stainless steel bolster forms a perfect seal to both blade and handle.
The knife has perfect balance and this ensures it is as much of a joy to use as it is to look at!
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