Chef's Knife (9-1/2 in.) with Curly Koa and Feather Pattern Damascus
Product Description for Chef's Knife (9-1/2 in.) with Curly Koa and Feather Pattern Damascus
Maker: David Lisch, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91975
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 15.10 in.
Blade width: 2.35 in.
Blade thickness: 0.13 in.
Item weight: 10.40 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus forged to shape from 15N20, 1070 and 1080 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus with a silicon bronze spacer
Handle: Stabilized presentation grade curly koa
Description: Journeyman Smith David Lisch is an knifemaker located in Seattle, WA. Over the last year, David has been focusing increasingly more attention on chef's knives and he is clearly becoming a maker to watch in this area. As well as being a bladesmith, David is a renowned blacksmith and teacher of knifemaking at the Studio 4 School, which he runs. David's control over damascus, as shown in this dramatic chef's knife, is amazing. He creates patterns that are uncompromisingly clean and controlled.
The 9-1/2 inch damascus blade is forged to shape from David's feather pattern damascus. A central shaft travels down the center of the blade, starting at the bolster with radiating vanes moving outward. By incorporating three steels into the damascus, David has created a particularly compelling pattern with exceptional subtle grace. By forging closely to shape, he creates an optimal grain structure (performance) and creates a pattern that follows the shape of the blade (dramatic as all heck!).
Showing his tremendous skill at the forge, the bolster is integral. Though this technique is regularly done in production knives, forging an integral bolster in a custom setting is extremely difficult and shows the maker's skill at its best.
The handle is formed from presentation grade curly koa. The 'Coke bottle' style handle swells at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swelling again at the pommel for a comfortable, sure grip in either a pinch grip of by holding the handle directly. Alternating silicon bronze and black G10 spacers set between the handle and integral bolster assist the wood to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. By using stabilized woods, Lisch ensures the knife will hold up well to the high demands of either a professional or home kitchen.
A spectacular, yet very functional, addition for your kitchen!
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