Slicing Knife with Ebony Dymondwood (Honyaki) - 8"
Product Description for Slicing Knife with Ebony Dymondwood (Honyaki) - 8"
Maker: Don Carlos Andrade (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89060
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.55 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 6.32 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.65 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1095 carbon steel with a differential clay zone heat treatment
Handle: Ebony Dymondwood set on a full, distal tapered tang with hammered bronze pins
Description: This exceptional hand forged slicing knife is the creation of California artist Don Carlos Andrade. This slicer has been in a private collection since it was first made in the spring of 2011. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. It has never been used to cut.
Slicers, or carving knives, have blades that are well suited for thin slicing and portioning meats and fish due to their slenderness (comparative to length) - this means food is far less likely to stick and buckle than if a wider blade were used. The carbon steel blade will have exceptional edge holding, even under heavy use, though carbon steel knives do require slightly more care. We recommend using camellia oil after washing and drying to avoid rust.
The satin finished blade was forged to shape from 1095 carbon steel. Both the blade and tang have been distal tapered for optimal balance. Don forges closely to shape and uses a draw file for final shaping rather than a grinder. Though this takes a lot of time, his fine control over the process results in a knife both beautiful and high-performing. Using a traditional Japanese technique, Don coated the spine of the blade with clay prior to quenching. This technique results in a soft, supportive spine with a keen, long lasting edge. The gently undulating differential hardness line is called a gunome hamon.
Ebony Dymondwood scales are set on a full, distal tapered tang, and the handle is contoured to provide a sure, comfortable grip. The handle is completed with hammered bronze pins.
This slicer is sure to become a treasured, favorite knife in the kitchen!
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