Chef's Knife with Spalted Maple (7 in)
Product Description for Chef's Knife with Spalted Maple (7 in)
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91235
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 11.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 6.10 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.4 oz.
Blade: Hand rubbed satin finished 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Polished nickel silver
Handle: Stabilized spalted maple
Sheath: Custom made 6 oz. leather sheath by Wickett & Craig
Description: Journeyman smith 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 gyuto is true to its Japanese counterparts. The gyuto is the Japanese interpretation of a French pattern chefs knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper and is a favorite among chefs.
The 7 inch blade has a perfect arc for chopping and slicing. The blade is expertly 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 quenched 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. Spalted maple in hues of raw umber and sienna have a tight, convoluted grain and is immediately captivating. 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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