Santoku with Curly Maple and Maple Burl (6 3/4 in.)
Product Description for Santoku with Curly Maple and Maple Burl (6 3/4 in.)
Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86412
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 11.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 5.70 oz.
Blade: Marquenched, hand forged 52100 carbon steel for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized maple burl and curly maple with walnut accents
Description: Michael Rader, who was honored as a journeyman smith June 2006, is best known for creating dramatic swords and daggers with woodwork that is beyond compare. Recently, he put his attention to creating chef's knives. The results are exceptional.
The santoku is the traditional Japanese chef's knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. The santoku has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West.
The blade and bolster are formed from 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers and collectors feel that this steel is among the best steels currently used for knives due to its exceptional edge holding and sharpness. The bolster is integral -- a technique that, while common in production knives, is very rare in handmade knives due to the difficulty of implementation. Like his hunting knives, this santoku was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly.
The handle is formed from maple burl and curly maple with walnut accents. It features his dramatic "puzzle piece" technique. By using stabilized woods, Michael is able to combine the beauty of natural wood with durability. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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