Integral San Mai Damascus Paring Knife (4") with Redwood Burl and Blue Curly Maple

Product Description for Integral San Mai Damascus Paring Knife (4") with Redwood Burl and Blue Curly Maple

Maker: Orchard Forge (Warren Wall) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $400.00
Item num: 102746
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.98 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged san mai damascus with a 1084 carbon steel core
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Redwood burl with stabilized and blue dyed curly maple
Description: Warren Wall is a talented knifemaker from Utah who began his venture into bladesmithing back in 2014. Before becoming a bladesmith, he spent over a decade working in the professional kitchens of many different restaurants. He's worked every position from dishwasher to executive chef, so naturally this led to his love and understanding of high performance kitchen knives. His family home has a small 3/4 acre orchard with pear, apricot, apple, peach, and plum trees. His workshop is tucked in the corner of this orchard, hence the name, Orchard Forge. Today Warren forges a bit of everything from knives for the kitchen, to camp and hunting knives, and even small axes or hatchets on occasion. This up-and-coming maker is defintely one to keep an eye on and we are very excited to feature his work!
The paring knife gets its name from its main function—removing or “paring” away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. It’s ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Its small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade. Generally, you'll use this nimble knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger.
The blade is made from Warren's own damascus san mai. Many layers of steel (damascus) surround a central core of 1084 carbon steel. This combines the consistent high performance of 1084 and the elegance of a damascus blade. The pattern is extremely enaging and flows into the integral damascus bolster. An integral bolster, while common in production knives, requires tremendous skill in a custom environment. It brings weight into the center of the knife and ensures superior strength and durability. Warren's maker mark is on the right side of the blade.
The handle is formed from dyed and stabilized curly maple and redwood burl. The two woods provide an excellent contrast that is extremely engaging. It is hand carved to provide a comfortable grip - swelling at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swelling again at the end of the handle. Because this knife is made from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle.
Excellent work throughout!

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