Damascus Chinese Cleaver with Spalted Birch (9-1/2")

Product Description for Damascus Chinese Cleaver with Spalted Birch (9-1/2")

Maker: Greger Forselius (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101033
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.20 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 3.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 12.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 20.4 oz.
Blade: Hand ground stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: Spalted birch with a central section of birch bark
Description: Swedish knifemaker Greger Forselius has a flair for design and a passion for making knives.
The classic Chinese cleaver is the most widely used knife across China. Unlike European cleavers, a Chinese cleaver of this style is crafted for balance and performance akin to a chef's knife rather than a heavy butcher’s cleaver. Prepare to be astounded while this beastly-looking blade finely minces and dices while remaining comfortable to use for an entire kitchen shift. The subtle curvature of the blade edge allows for smooth transitions from dicing to rocking-chopping.
The blade is stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The spine is elegantly hand fileworked in a vine pattern. The blade was convex ground and heat treated to 60 Hrc by Forselius. A convex grind assists food release, minimizing suction when slicing more delicate, moist foods. The blade shows off the bold ladder pattern damascus. Forselius designed this high performance knife to be tremendously light and nimble for its size.
Spalted birch front and rear sections surround a stacked birchbark central section. Brass wire inlay adds nice contrast. By using stabilized woods, Forselius ensures the knife will hold up well to the high demands of either a home or commercial kitchen.
Excellent work throughout! This Chinese style cleaver is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.

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