Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife - Santoku (5-1/4 in) with Purple Snakeskin Sycamore

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife - Santoku (5-1/4 in) with Purple Snakeskin Sycamore

Maker: Joe Edson (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $450.00
Item num: 99855
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.8 oz.
Blade: San mai blade forged from Shirogami 2 carbon steel set between many layers of damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized purple snakeskin sycamore with reconstituted malachite spacers
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 creating a bar of san mai damascus steel. Hitachi Shirogami 2 (white steel) steel is tremendously high performing, with an extremely keen edge. 22 layers of carbon steel damascus surround the white steel core. The top of the blade is forge finished. It is convex ground for super food release and clean slicing.
The handle combines stabilized purple snakeskin sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) with reconstituted green malachite spacers. This purple toned wood was quartersawn, giving it its distinct snakeskin appearance. Thin fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen. The contoured handle provides a secure ambidextrous and comfortable grip. This knife is so comfortable, you won't want to put this one down.


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