Chef's Knife with Twisted Cocobolo (9 1/2")
Product Description for Chef's Knife with Twisted Cocobolo (9 1/2")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88388
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 14.25 in.
Blade width: 2.00 in.
Blade thickness: 0.10 in.
Item weight: 8.56 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Mokume gane forged from nickel and copper
Handle: Twisted cocobolo
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's 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.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary choice in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing vegetables and meats. The gentle arch of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's 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 triple hardness lines running from one half to three quarters up the blade. This results in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting edge.
The bolster is forged from Bill's own mokume gane. Mokume gane is created by forging together layers of non-ferrous metals (in this case copper and nickel) into damascene patterns. The twisted patterns in the bolsters nicely compliment grain patterns in the very rare twisted cocobolo wood. The wooden handle scales have been nicely carved to swell at the center of the palm and at the beak. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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