Chef's Knife (6.8 in.) with Curly Koa and LillyPad Pattern Damascus
Product Description for Chef's Knife (6.8 in.) with Curly Koa and LillyPad Pattern Damascus
Maker: David Lisch, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92491
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.80 in.
Total length: 11.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Blade: Lillypad pattern mosaic damascus forged from 15N20 and 1080 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus bolster
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized curly koa
Description: Journeyman Smith David Lisch is an knifemaker located in Seattle, WA. 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. His skill produces patterns that are uncompromisingly clean and controlled.
David created this complex mosaic damascus and forged the blade to shape from 15N20 and 1080 steels. The blade and bolster are all made from one solid piece of damascus. Though integral knives are regularly done in production work, creating 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 workmanship is beautiful, and the wood chosen is gorgeous! The contrast between the light and dark aspects of the undulating figure is stunning. Contours ensure a comfortable and safe grip. 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 gorgeous piece built for serious use, yet one of the more dramatic kitchen knives that I have come across.
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