Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Giraffe Bone (7 in)
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Giraffe Bone (7 in)
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90404
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 11.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 12.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.95 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a triple quench, triple temper
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Stabilized giraffe bone
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: Aaron Wilburn, a long time maker of knives for the outdoor enthusiast, has expanded his focus to include culinary knives - creating high-performing kitchen workhorses! This santoku is true to its Japanese counterparts. The santoku is the traditional Japanese chefs knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper and has quickly become the new favorite for chefs in the West.
The 7 inch blade has a perfect arc for chopping and slicing. The blade is perfectly balanced. Aaron forged the blade to shape from 52100 carbon steel. Many makers and collectors feel that this is the best steel available anywhere for use as a knife blade. The blade was then oil quenching three times. Many thermal cycles and normalizing steps assure consistent grain structure. Triple tempering at 400 degrees results in exceptional durability. A cryogenic treatment between temper cycles enhances the edge holding ability. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality.
The handle is contoured comfortably for a sturdy grip in the hand. Giraffe bone are a speckled cream tone. The scales are set on a full tang and fit perfectly to the nickel silver bolster. The stabilized scales will hold up well to the heavy demands of either a professional or home kitchen. Loveless style fasteners are a nice finishing touch.
The knife is accompanied by a leather sheath formed from premium veg-tanned leather by Wickett & Craig. Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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