Honyaki Chef's Knife (11-1/2 in) with Ironwood

Product Description for Honyaki Chef's Knife (11-1/2 in) with Ironwood

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,300.00
Item num: 98964
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 11.60 in.
Total length: 16.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 12.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Ironwood
Sheath: Handmade brown leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn is equally well known for creating his high performing outdoor knives as his culinary masterpieces. This 11-1/2 inch chef's knife is absolutely exceptional and immediately grabs attention. The chef's knife is the workhorse of the kitchen and the primary go to knife for most cooks. The comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper. Whether slicing onions, chopping herbs, or finely mincing garlic, this chef's knife will get the task done.
The 11-1/2 inch blade has a perfect arc for chopping and slicing. Aaron hand forged the blade from W2 carbon steel. An antiqued finish lends an heirloom quality. A traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment results in a dramatic heat treatment line called a hamon. This undulating line marks the transition between the soft, supportive spine and the keen, long lasting edge. This technique is called honyaki in Japan and ensures the highest performing blade. The spine and choil have been rounded for a comfortable grip and a distal taper provides perfect balance in the hand.
The ironwood handle is contoured comfortably for a sturdy grip. The scales are set on a full tang and fit perfectly to the nickel silver bolsters. The resilient wood will hold up well to the heavy demands of either a professional or home kitchen. Loveless style fasteners are a nice finishing touch.
A brown leather sheath handmade by Aaron is included to protect the knife during transportation.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!


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