Chef's Knife with Carved Ironwood (Honyaki) - 7 in.
Product Description for Chef's Knife with Carved Ironwood (Honyaki) - 7 in.
Maker: Don Carlos Andrade (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91320
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade width: 1.75 in.
Blade thickness: 0.10 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.95 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1095 carbon steel with a differential clay zone heat treatment
Handle: Carved and textured kingwood with tulipwood inlays
Description: This handmade chef's knife was created by California bladesmith Don Carlos Andrade. Don creates knives of supreme quality with a distinctive character. This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long blade is well suited for slicing vegetables as well as meats. The gentle arch of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
The antiqued blade was forged to shape from 1095 carbon steel and distal tapered for optimal balance. Don forges closely to shape and uses a draw file for final shaping rather than a grinder. Though this takes a lot of time, the results are unique and exceptional. Using a traditional Japanese technique, Don coated the spine of the blade with clay prior to quenching. This technique, known as honyaki in Japan, results in a soft, supportive spine with a keen, long lasting edge. The gently undulating differential hardness line is called a hamon.
This chef's knife has an octagonal shaped handle -- heavily influenced by traditional Japanese handles, though enlarged and vertically taller with a wider flair toward the end. The handle is made from kingwood, and has two tulipwood inlays on each side, which lend a unique look to this piece. The wood also has a series of small carvings which help provide a tactile feel and grip (not to mention being dramatic visually!)
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