Integral Damascus Boning/Fillet Knife - Gokujo (6-1/2") with Koa

Product Description for Integral Damascus Boning/Fillet Knife - Gokujo (6-1/2") with Koa

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $640.00
Item num: 99561
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.70 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Curly koa
Description: Washington knifemaker, C. Luis Pina, is an exceptional bladesmith and specializes in kitchen knives. He apprenticed under Mastersmith David Lisch. David's eye for design clearly shines through Luis' work on this tremendous boning/fillet knife. Additionally, Luis' past career as a chef provides him with an understanding of chef's knives that is rarely found in other bladesmiths.
This beautiful knife is the right tool for two key kitchen chores — boning and filleting. When boning, the narrow, sharp, curved blade gets in close to the bone, making it easy to separate meat from bone. The extremely sharp edge even cuts through fibrous material with ease. It’s perfect for trimming the silverskin from a tenderloin or even making your own cutlets. The narrow blade reduces drag as you cut against the meat, so cutting is fast and easy. When it comes to filleting fish, the blade's 6-1/2 inch length is just right to glide through the body of the fish, quickly removing bones and skin.
Luis began forging this integral knife beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The fine patterned damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. By forging closely to shape, he ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin for clean, perfect cuts.
The bolster is fully integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith.
The handle is formed from presentation grade curly koa wood that is brought to a stunning high polish. The right-handed D-shaped handle is extremely comfortable and the knife has great balance. G10 and silicon bronze spacers help the handle adjust to humidity changes.
Excellent work throughout!


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