San Mai Chef's Knife - Santoku (6-1/4 in) with Black Palm and Eucalyptus Burl

Product Description for San Mai Chef's Knife - Santoku (6-1/4 in) with Black Palm and Eucalyptus Burl

Maker: Joe Edson (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $495.00
Item num: 99441
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Blade: San mai blade forged from Aogami 2 carbon steel core set between stainless steel cladding
Handle: Stabilized black palm and eucalyptus burl
Description: Oregon bladesmith Joe Edson specializes in straight razors and kitchen knives. As such, it's not surprising that his high performing chef's knives are razor sharp!
This is the place to start your carbon steel knife collection. This custom chef's knife by Joe Edson is a perfect 'go to' knife. It's used for all-around food preparation. Inspired by the Japanese santoku, it has less curve than a Western chef's knife, which means it contacts the cutting board along more of its length, so more food is cut per slice. The santoku has a gentle roll off the tip compared to the large roll of a Western style knife, so it needs to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient. Once you try one of Edson's knives, you'll wonder what you ever did without it.
Joe began by forging a bar of san mai steel. Hitachi Aogami 2 (Blue steel) steel is tremendously high performing, with an extremely keen edge. Stainless steel surrounds the blue steel core to provide easier maintenance and care. Because this knife's core is forged from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust. The top of the blade is forge finished. It is flat ground nice and thin behind the edge, providing great food release and clean slicing.
The handle combines stabilized black palm with segments of eucalyptus burl. The combination is extremely engaging! It is contoured for a secure, comfortable pinch grip. The handle is so comfortable, you won't want to put this one down.
Exceptional work throughout!


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