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Chef's Knife (8 3/4 in.) with Curly Maple and Koa

Chef's Knife (8 3/4 in.) with Curly Maple and Koa
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Product Description for Chef's Knife (8 3/4 in.) with Curly Maple and Koa

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87425
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Total length: 13.65 in.
Blade width: 2.25 in.
Blade thickness: 0.10 in.
Item weight: 6.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.85 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Integral damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized curly maple with curly koa accents
Description: Michael Rader, who was honored as a journeyman smith June 2006, is well known for creating dramatic swords and daggers with woodwork that is beyond compare. When he began to focus on chef's knives, the results were exceptional -- with blade shapes and geometry highly influenced by performance oriented Japanese knives. The thin geometry, exceptional steel, and high performance heat treatment easily make his knives a winner!
The European chef's knife (known as a gyuto in Japan) is well suited for use as a general purpose chef's knife -- from chopping, to slicing and dicing -- from fruits to vegetables and meats, the chef's knife is a great choice. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meats and large vegetables and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance right.
The blade was forged to shape 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 damascus bolster was forge-welded to the blade and has the same strength and durability of other integral bolsters with the added dramatic damascus pattern. Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly.
The wood handle is formed from curly maple with curly koa accents. By using stabilized woods, Michael combines the beauty of natural wood with durability. Alternating copper and G10 spacers highlight warm tones in the natural wood and assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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