Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (6-3/4 in) with Curly Mango

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (6-3/4 in) with Curly Mango

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $850.00
Item num: 103914
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 11.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.84 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 8.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.2 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus, hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Curly mango
Description: Luis Pina, is an exceptional bladesmith that 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 professional 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 mosaic damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
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 handle is formed from presentation grade curly mango. It is inspired by traditional Japanese chef's knife handles. It is rounded at the base and features facets at the top. This style of handle is sometimes called "half octagonal". The stabilized wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. Alternating black fiber and bronze spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen.
Exceptional work throughout!

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