Chef's Knife (4-1/4 in.) with Amboyna Burl and Damascus
Product Description for Chef's Knife (4-1/4 in.) with Amboyna Burl and Damascus
Maker: Bhakti Sa (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94101
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Blade: Pool & eye pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus bolster
Handle: Stabilized presentation grade amboyna burl
Description: This small chef's knife was made by Seattle native, Bhakti Sa. Bhakti has been apprenticing under David Lisch and it is clear he has been working hard. His understanding of chef's knives is exceptional.
This chef's knife is likely to become one of the primary knives used in your kitchen. The deep blade gives 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 great choice. The smaller size makes it very easy to maneuver!
Bhakti forged the damascus beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. This ensures a keen, long lasting edge as well as exceptional beauty! The high contrast pattern is immediately captivating. The blade and bolster are both 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.
Bhakti Sa formed the elegantly contoured handle from presentation grade amboyna burl. The workmanship is beautiful, and the wood chosen is gorgeous! This rare piece of amboyna burl combines the sap wood and heart wood and so has red and blond sections. 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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