Damascus Chef's Knife with Cocobolo (11-7/8 inches)
Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife with Cocobolo (11-7/8 inches)
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90968
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.90 in.
Total length: 17.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 8.10 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.2 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern damascus forged from 52100 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Nickel silver guard and end cap
Handle: D-shaped handle formed from presentation grade cocobolo with a sheep horn spacer
Sheath: 6-7 oz. leather sheath by Craig and Wickett
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 piece, modeled on the Japanese Kiritsuke Gyuto, is longer than the Japanese santoku and is sure to become a cherished primary chef's knife. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meat and the distal taper and full tang ensure a perfect balance.
The 11-7/8 inch blade has a perfect arc for chopping and slicing. It is a nice balance between Japanese and European knives -- thinner and higher performing than most German knives, though slightly thicker than many Japanese knives. The damascus blade incorporates 52100 and 15N20 carbon steels, forming intriguing damascene lines with beautiful contrast.
The handle is contoured into an elegant d-shape. Front and rear nickel silver fittings surround the presentation grade cocobolo handle. Cocobolo is one of my favorite choices for handle materials on kitchen knives. The warm toned, resinous wood is very dramatic and holds up well to the heavy demands of either a professional or home kitchen. A front spacer is formed from cross-cut sheep horn. Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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