Integral Damascus Chef's Utility Knife (3-3/4")

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Utility Knife (3-3/4")

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101938
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 7.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5 oz.
Blade: Damascus - hand forged from O1, 5160, and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Integral damascus
Sheath: Hand sewn leather sheath
Description: When I recently visited Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey at their home in Belfast, South Africa, I was very pleased to see they had some of their knives available. Kevin and Heather teach bladesmithing courses, with students travelling from all over the world to learn their techniques. Kevin uses the Heavin Forge mark on his knives when he creates a knife while demonstrating for his classes. This is one such knife.
Mastersmith Kevin Harvey began this elegant chef's utiility knife by forging his own damascus to shape. By forging the damascus from carbon steels, Harvey ensures a keen, long lasting edge.
This integral chef's utility knife is multipurpose and very, very handy. The utility knife has a narrow, blade that's perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed. Trimming green beans, cutting cauliflower florets, cutting sandwiches in half — all are tasks well suited to this Integral Damascus Chef's Utility Knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich — from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses. This utility knife would even make an elegant personal steak knife!
Showing his mastery in the forge, Kevin forged the entire knife from a single billet of damascus. Creating a fully integral knife in a custom environment is tremendously difficult.
A distal taper to the blade provides optimal balance. The handle swells just past the ricasso, providing a comfortable, secure grip.
To protect it when carried, this elegant Chef's Utility Knife is accompanied by a custom hand sewn leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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