Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Desert Ironwood (7 1/8")
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Desert Ironwood (7 1/8")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88387
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 6.40 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: Exhibition grade desert ironwood
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's kitchen 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.
The santoku is the traditional general purpose chef's knife used in Japan. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. The Santoku style has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West.
Like his hunting knives, this culinary knife 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 creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
A differential heat treatment is clearly visible in the hardness line evident on the blade. This results in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting edge.
The stainless bolster was TIG welded to the blade for strength and durability. The handle is formed from Desert Ironwood -- one of the hardest woods found anywhere and is set with stainless steel pins. It is nicely carved to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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