Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Curly Koa (7 3/4")
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Curly Koa (7 3/4")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90081
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 6.70 oz.
Blade: Hon warikomi blade combining a 52100 carbon steel core with 416 stainless steel sides
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized presentation grade curly koa set on a full tang
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Master Smith June 2008, creates hunting knives and culinary knives. Bill's work is frequently noted as being among the best in the world -- both in his understanding of design and the keen, long lasting edges. His knives are a pleasure to hold and a joy to use.
The santoku is the traditional Japanese chef's knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. It is a perfect choice for slicing and dicing onions, as well as chopping vegetables and meats. The Santoku style has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as hon warikomi. This modification of san mai (three layers) forges stainless steel to the sides of a carbon steel blade. The result is the exceptional edge holding of carbon steel with significantly easier care. The transition line between stainless steel and carbon steel is exceptionally dramatic.
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.
The handle has been formed from presentation grade curly koa wood. The wood is stabilized so as to hold up to the heavy demands of a commercial or home kitchen environment. Exceptional work throughout!
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