Chef's Knife Ironwood (10 in)

Product Description for Chef's Knife Ironwood (10 in)

Maker: David Boye (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104099
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.04 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 11.00 oz.
Blade: Dendritic 440c stainless steel
Bolster: Integral
Handle: Desert ironwood
Description: David Boye's knives are terrific creations. He hasn't been making custom knives for a few years now and I was very excited to come across this mint chef's knife from David. It has been kept in a single private collection. By all appearances, Boye could have made it yesterday.
Boye was a pioneer in custom kitchen knives. His blades were created by a process he developed: dendritic steel. This revolutionary blade technology is superior to most other cutlery alloys in both edge holding capability and ease of sharpening. The process used to produce it, investment casting, transforms the original steel into one infused with microscopic crystals which create tiny serrations along the blade edge. These micro-serrations enable the blade to stay sharp from 10 to 50 times longer than a conventional blade. It also has a better "bite" (the ability to grip and cut into slippery objects --a tomato, for example) than conventional steel blades. It cuts like a razor blade by microscopically sawing the object, thereby achieving a finer and faster cut.
Over the years Boye Dendritic Steel ™ knives have been put through "torture tests" by Boye himself, as well as several knife periodicals, and the knives have always stood up to whatever stress they had to endure. For over 20 years Dendritic Steel has proven itself to be superior to most other varieties of blade steel in edge holding as well as sharpness.
Dendritic Steel also looks different from other types of steel when it is etched. Etching causes the chrome carbide crystals to appear on the surface of the steel, and this reveals each blade's unique crystallized pattern.
The handle is Arizona desert ironwood and meets seamlessly to the integral bolster.
Exceptional work throughout!

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