Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87794
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 16.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 6.95 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel
Handle: African blackwood
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Master Smith June 2008, is known for creating some of the best hunters that can be found anywhere. Over the last few years, he put his attention to creating chef's knives. The results are exceptional.
Slicing knives are well suited to slicing steaks, roasts and portioning fish due to the extra long, thin blade. Extremely sharp, they are also well suited to preparing sushi.
This blade was hand forged from 52100 carbon steel. A differential heat treatment line is clearly visible in the steel, showing the transition between very hard, edge steel, and the soft, supportive spine.
Like his hunting knives, this slicer was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Mastersmith Ed Fowler in conjunction with Bill and has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The jet black handle is sculpted to assure a comfortable, secure grip, swelling at the palm and butt. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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