Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (7-1/2") with and Curly Tasmanian Blackwood

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (7-1/2") with and Curly Tasmanian Blackwood

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,250.00
Item num: 103171
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.75 in.
Total length: 12.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 7.80 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged to shape from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized curly Tasmanian blackwood
Description: Washington knifemaker, C. Luis Pina, is an exceptional bladesmith and specializes in kitchen knives. He apprenticed under Mastersmith David Lisch and is currently sharing a workshop with Mastersmith Mareko Maumasi. Luis' past career as a chef provides him with an understanding of chef's knives that is rarely found elsewhere.
Chef's knives are the general purpose knife in the kitchen. From slicing tomatoes to chopping onions, this knife will get the task done perfectly. It is sure to be a kitchen favorite.
Pina began forging this integral chef's knife beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The bold patterned damascus is immediately captivating. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. By forging closely to shape, he ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin for clean, perfect cuts.
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 presentation grade curly Tasmanian blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) handle is carved to swell at the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. The wood is stabilized to make it hold up well to the rigorous demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. Alternating black fiber and silicon bronze spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen.
Exceptional work throughout!


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