Chef's Knife (7-1/4 in.) with Feather Damascus and African Blackwood

Product Description for Chef's Knife (7-1/4 in.) with Feather Damascus and African Blackwood

Maker: Andrea Lisch (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100424
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.25 in.
Total length: 12.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 8.80 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus forged to shape from 1080, 1075, and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: African blackwood
Description: Washington knifemaker, Andrea Lisch is both a bladesmith and a blacksmith. She has worked alongside her husband, Mastersmith David Lisch in both these roles for many years. Her skill in design and bladesmithing clearly shows through on this elegant chef's knife. This is as good as a chef's knife gets!
A chef's knife is the general purpose knife in the kitchen. From slicing tomatoes to chopping onions, this knife will get the task done perfectly. This 7-1/4" chef's knife is long enough to prepare most anything, yet short enough to be comfortable and easy to maneuver. It is sure to be a kitchen favorite.
Andrea began forging this integral chef's knife beginning with 1080, 1075 and 15N20 carbon steels. The bold Feather pattern is immediately captivating and draws attention from a distance. By forging closely to shape, she ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin with a nice distal taper for clean, perfect cuts. A convex grind assists food to release from the blade while slicing.
The handle is formed from presentation African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon). It is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip - swelling at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swelling again at the end of the handle. The dense blackwood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection.
Alternating black fiber and nickel silver spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen. 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 bolster is carved to encourage a comfortable pinch grip.
Exceptional work throughout!

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