Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Mokume Gane San Mai and Ironwood (9 1/4")
Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Mokume Gane San Mai and Ironwood (9 1/4")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91903
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.25 in.
Total length: 14.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 7.75 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a V-Toku carbon steel core with mokume gane sides forged from copper, nickel and brass
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
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 steels, result in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
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 arch of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Undulating, brightly colored brass, copper and nickel surround a V-Toku carbon steel core. V-Toku, the steel which forms the cutting edge, is a 'super-steel' created by Takefu, in Japan. Very high in carbon contact (approx. 1-1.1%) this steel holds and takes an amazing edge. The effect creating by the mokume gane walls is extremely captivating!
The bolster is formed copper and nicely accents the dramatic Mokume Gane in the blade. The handle is formed from Arizona desert ironwood. 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. A central mosaic pin combines brass and copper. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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