Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Damascus San Mai and Muskox Horn (8-1/2")
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Damascus San Mai and Muskox Horn (8-1/2")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91521
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 13.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade: San Mai blade combining a 52100 carbon steel core with damascus sides forged from pure nickel and 416 stainless steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Very rare musk ox horn
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Master Smith June 2008, creates hunting knives and culinary knives. His work is frequently noted as being among the best in the world -- both in his understanding of design and the keen, long lasting edges. His knives are a pleasure to hold and a joy to use.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing vegetables and meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil after use to avoid rust and oxidation.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai. A dramatic damascus is forged to the sides of a high performance 52100 carbon steel core. The bright, swirling pattern created from pure nickel and 416 stainless steel is offset by the darkened carbon steel core. Many knifemakers and users feel that 52100 is among the best, if not the best steel currently used for knifemaking. The blade is triple quenched and triple tempered for optimal edge holding and durability.
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 by Bill 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. 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. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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