Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (5-3/4 in.) with Desert Ironwood

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (5-3/4 in.) with Desert Ironwood

Maker: Niko Nicolaides (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102627
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 9.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.66 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Desert ironwood
Description: Niko Nicolaides is an American bladesmith from Detroit, Michigan. He was originally trained as a machinist running CAD and CAM machines and also has a background in working in professional kitchens. He combines this history to create high quality, functional kitchen knives that any chef would love to own. Today, Niko is a full time knifemaker. He specializes in hand forged chef knives with integral bolsters and often works with beautiful damascus patterns. He is definetely a maker to keep an eye out for.
This 5-3/4 inch chef's knife will be an absolute joy to use in the kitchen. The blade height provides plenty of clearance over a cutting board, but the shorter length keeps the knife nimble and easy to control. This elegant chefs knife is sure to be your go-to knife!
This 5-3/4 inch blade is forged from Niko's own damascus - combining 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels for excellent edge retention. The spine is nicely rounded for a comfortable pinch grip. Niko's makers mark can be seen on the right side of the blade.
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. The front of the bolster is nicely curved to encourage a comfortable pinch grip.
The western style handle is made from desert ironwood (Olneya tesota). It is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip - swelling at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swelling again at the end of the handle. This dense wood wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. A black G-10 spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen. We recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade from rusting and the natural wood handle rejuvenated.
Excellent work throughout!

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