Paring Knife (Petty) - San Mai with Ironwood (3-1/2")
Product Description for Paring Knife (Petty) - San Mai with Ironwood (3-1/2")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91150
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 7.40 in.
Blade width: 0.85 in.
Blade thickness: 0.06 in.
Item weight: 2.30 oz.
Blade: Hon warikomi-style blade combining a 52100 carbon steel core with 416 stainless steel sides
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade ironwood set with stainless steel pins
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
This paring knife is a great choice for detail tasks such as slicing garlic, taking the eyes out of potatoes and the heads off strawberries. It is one of the most important knives in the kitchen, second only to your all-purpose chef's knife or santoku.
Honwarikomi knife blades are created by beginning with carbon steel (to form the core and cutting edge) that is then encased in a steel with greater stain-resistance. As a result, the cutting edge of the blade is as sharp and durable as a 100% carbon steel knife, while the stain-resistant steel outer layer makes this knife significantly easier to maintain. Many knifemakers and users feel that 52100 is among the best, if not the best steel currently used for knifemaking.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The handle is formed from presentation grade ironwood. The wood has a great mix of twisting light and dark warm tones. It is nicely carved to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. This resinous wood is a perfect choice for use in either a home or commercial kitchen. The bolster is formed from 416 stainless steel, pinned and soldered to the blade for strength and durability. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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