Damascus Santoku (Chef's Knife) with Curly Koa and Box Elder (7 1/4 in.)
Product Description for Damascus Santoku (Chef's Knife) with Curly Koa and Box Elder (7 1/4 in.)
Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87195
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.25 in.
Total length: 12.12 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.04 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 52100 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus with alternating copper and G10 spacers
Handle: Curly koa with box elder 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. When he puts 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.
Michael began by forging the integral blade to shape using his own damascus steel. By incorporating 52100 and 15N20 carbon steels, Michael assures a keen long lasting edge, as well as exceptional contrast. The resulting layers of steel form a convoluted, dramatic pattern that traverses the blade.
The bolster is integral -- a technique that, while relatively common in production knives, is very rare in handmade knives due to the difficulty of implementation. Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly.
The handle is formed from curly koa wood with box elder burl accents. By using stabilized woods, Michael is able to combine the beauty of natural wood with durability. Alternating copper and G10 spacers highlight warm tones in the natural wood. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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