Damascus Chef's Knife with Koa (9 1/2 inches)
Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife with Koa (9 1/2 inches)
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91107
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 9.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 13 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern damascus forged from 52100 and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized curly koa
Sheath: 6 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 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 tapered full tang ensures a perfect balance.
The 9 1/2 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 formed from presentation grade Koa. The wood has a dramatic, fine curl with a chatoyant effect that results in a changing pattern when turned in the light. It has warm tones in a dramatic mix of light and dark figure. The wood swells nicely toward the front midsection of the handle, moving into a slimmer waist and finally swelling at the beak end of the handle. The knife has great balance and feels exceptional in the hand. Stabilized koa wood holds up well to the heavy demands of either a professional or home kitchen.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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