Slicing Knife with Box Elder Burl (5-2/3 in.)
Product Description for Slicing Knife with Box Elder Burl (5-2/3 in.)
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90314
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.63 in.
Total length: 9.63 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 2.90 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: TIG welded 416 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized box elder burl with nickel silver pins
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that will astonish you with its lightness, maneuverability and stunning good looks.
This high performance utility knife is perfect for slicing fruits, vegetables, and meats. The thin blade produces a very clean, even cut without bruising the food being sliced.
This blade was hand forged from 52100 carbon steel. The heat treatment follows the formulas developed by Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The handle is formed from box elder burl. The wood has a light toned, swirling figure. It is sculpted to swell toward the front of the handle, moving into a slimmer waist and finally to swelling again at the bird's beak. The wood is stabilized so as to hold up well to the high demands of commercial and home kitchens. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
Perfect fit and finish throughout!
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