Integral Mosaic Damascus Chef's Knife (8-1/4 in) with Quilted Maple

Product Description for Integral Mosaic Damascus Chef's Knife (8-1/4 in) with Quilted Maple

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,400.00
Item num: 102246
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.8 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus, hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Quilted maple
Description: Washington knifemaker, C. Luis Pina, is an exceptional bladesmith and specializes in kitchen knives. He apprenticed under Mastersmith David Lisch. David's eye for design clearly shines through Luis' work on this tremendous chef's knife. Luis' past career as a chef provides him with an understanding of chef's knives that is rarely found in other bladesmiths.
Chef's knives are the general purpose knife in the kitchen. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this chef's knife is a perfect go-to knife in the kitchen.
The damascus blade is forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. The fine patterned mosaic damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. The blade features an S-Grind. A convex ground edge provides a high performance edge with lots of strength. From there, it moves into a concave as the blade moves toward the spine. This technique reduces the overall weight without sacrificing strength. The combination ensures a high performing workhorse with virtually no resistance cutting through foods that would otherwise stick or wedge. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The handle is formed from quilted maple. It is 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 stabilized wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. Black and white G10 spacers assists 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.
Exceptional work throughout!

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