Gyuto (7-1/2 in.) with Curly Koa and Laddered Ws Damascus

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Maker: Bhakti Sa (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93220
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 8.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.65 oz.
Blade: Laddered Ws damascus hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus bolster
Handle: Presentation grade curly koa wood
Description: This knife was made by Seattle native, Bhakti Sa. Bhakti has been apprenticing under David Lisch and it is clear he is a maker to watch. His work was extremely popular at the 2015 Seattle International Knife Show. His understanding of chef's knives is exceptional.
This chef's knife is likely to become the primary knife used in your kitchen. The wide blade gives plenty of finger clearance when working over a cutting board. The nicely arced blade has a perfect shape for an efficient rocking chop. Whether chopping onions, mincing garlic, or slicing meats, this knife will be a perfect choice.
Bhakti hand forged the laddered Ws damascus to shape beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. This ensures a keen long lasting edge as well as exceptional beauty! The undulating pattern is immediately captivating and nicely reflected in the curly pattern of the wood. The blade and bolster are 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.
Sa formed the elegantly contoured handle from rare presentation grade curly koa. The workmanship is beautiful, and the wood chosen is gorgeous! This stunning piece of koa is a tight curl of dark brown with a golden luster. It is entirely captivating! 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, Sa 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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