Chef's Knife (10-1/4") with Ironwood
Product Description for Chef's Knife (10-1/4") with Ironwood
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88782
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Total length: 15.40 in.
Blade width: 2.10 in.
Blade thickness: 0.08 in.
Item weight: 8.65 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Integral 52100 bolster
Handle: Ironwood, finished with nickel silver pins
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 has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
A differential heat treatment is clearly visible in the differential hardness line approximately two thirds up the blade. This results in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting edge. The bolster is integral -- a technique that, while common in production knives, is very rare in handmade knives due to the difficulty of implementation. The handle is formed from Ironwood and is set with nickel silver pins. The knife has perfect balance and this ensures it is as much of a joy to use as it is to look at!
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