Chef's Knife (8") with Spalted Curly Maple

Product Description for Chef's Knife (8") with Spalted Curly Maple

Maker: Tom Buckner (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $450.00
Item num: 101108
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 12.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.86 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished AEB-L stainless steel
Bolster: Contoured 416 stainless steel
Handle: Exhibition grade spalted curly maple set on a full tang
Sheath: Matching spalted curly maple saya
Description: Tom Buckner, out of Olympia, Washington, makes an amazing culinary knife. He has a tremendous fit and finish and well tested designs.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing vegetables and meats. The gentle arch of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. At 8 inches, it is easy to maneuver safely and effortlessly. This is a perfect choice for the chef that wants an ultra-high performing knife, yet wants the easy care of stainless steel.
The blade is formed from high performing AEB-L stainless steel. Many knifemakers and metallurgists feel that AEB-L, with its small crystalline size, tremendous edge stability and toughness, is among the best stainless steels used in knifemaking today. AEB-L was developed for razor blades with a very fine grain structure making it easy to sharpen while maintaining good edge holding capabilities. The flat grind provides a very efficient cutting geometry. The spine is nicely rounded for a comfortable grip.
The handle is made from presentation grade spalted curly maple. It has tremendous stability and has a tight curl with black spalting lines moving through the figure. Black fiber spacers separate the scales from the full tang. This assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The contoured handle is nicely sculpted for a secure, comfortable grip. Scales are set with a central mosaic pin and two stainless steel hidden bolt rivets. A contoured 416 stainless steel bolster seals the front of the handle.
This chef's knife is accompanied by a custom spalted curly maple saya. The lock pin is engineered to remain on the saya so that it is not easily lost.
Excellent work throughout!


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days