Chef's Knife (8-1/4 in.) with Burnt Oak

Product Description for Chef's Knife (8-1/4 in.) with Burnt Oak

Maker: Will Griffin (Griffin Bladeworks) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $400.00
Item num: 101452
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 14.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.19 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 9.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Tsuchime finished, heat blued steel
Handle: Burnt white oak
Sheath: Custom saya made from poplar wood
Description: Will Griffin is a young and talented maker from Brooklyn, New York. He spent a decade cooking professionally in New York where he developed a passion for high end kitchen knives and tools. He believes heavily in the hand forged knife and using traditional techniques to create knives that are as functional as they are beautiful. He is clearly a maker to keep an eye on!
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 chopping vegetables and slicing 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 8-1/4 inches, this is among the most popular sizes for a primary chef's knife. It is large enough to get most any task done, yet short enough to do it with ease.
The blade is hand forged from 52100 carbon steel. The flats have been forge textured and the grinds feature a satin finish. 52100 provides a nearly unmatched keen, long lasting edge. Many knifemakers (such as Mastersmiths Bob Kramer, Bill Burke, and Ed Fowler) and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the highest performing steels used in modern knifemaking. Because the blade is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil both the blade and natural wood handle.
The traditional ambidextrous oval handle is made from white oak with a burnt finish. The ferrule is formed from hammer finished (tsuchime) steel that has been heat blued. The combination of materials provide an antiqued feel that is very pleasant. The oak handle will hold up well to the harsh demands of an industrial kitchen and it provides a sure non-slip grip. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
A custom fit poplar saya is included to keep the knife protected when being stored. Will's maker mark is burnt into the saya.
Excellent work throughout!

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