Chef's Knife with Muskox Horn and Dragon's Breath Damascus
Product Description for Chef's Knife with Muskox Horn and Dragon's Breath Damascus
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91098
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Total length: 17.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 10.25 oz.
Blade: Dragon's breath damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus bolster
Handle: Rare muskox horn
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.
The European chef's knife (known as a gyuto in Japan) is well suited for use as a general purpose culinary knife -- from chopping, to slicing and dicing -- from fruits to vegetables and meats, this chef's knife is a great choice.
Bill began the blade by forging a many layered dragon's breath pattern damascus from carbon steels. This is a pattern that Bill invented and has become a hallmark of his work. The resulting blade is among the most captivating kitchen knives that I have ever seen!
The heat treatment follows the formula 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 extremely rare high Arctic muskox horn. Muskox horn is one of the most rare and majestic handle materials used in the knife world. The highly polished musk ox has a unique grain structure that immediately grabs the eye. The horn is carved to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the bird's beak. The knife has perfect balance and will be an utter joy to use.
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