Slicing Knife (Sujihiki) with African Blackwood (11")
Product Description for Slicing Knife (Sujihiki) with African Blackwood (11")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92490
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.00 in.
Total length: 15.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 8.20 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: African blackwood
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 steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
Slicing knives are well suited to slicing steaks, roasts and portioning fish due to the extra long, thin blade. Extremely sharp, they are also well suited to preparing sushi.
The blade was hand forged from premium 52100 carbon steel. 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. A differential heat treatment line is clearly visible in the blade and shows the transition between the soft supportive spine and keen, hard cutting edge.
Like his hunting knives, this slicer was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Mastersmith Ed Fowler in conjunction with Bill and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The African blackwood handle is sculpted to ensure a comfortable, secure grip, swelling at the palm and butt with a slimmer waist. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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