Integral Damascus Chef's Knife with Curly Maple

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife with Curly Maple

Maker: Steve Grosvenor (Red Rock Tools LLC) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,650.00
Item num: 104237
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.30 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.08 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged mosaic damascus
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Dyed and stabilized curly maple
Description: This custom chef's knife was made by Steve Grosvenor (Red Rock Tools) of Beresford, South Dakota. Steve is a Forged in Fire champion (season 4, episode 9) and an American Bladesmith Society Journeyman Smith. He is also a former US Army Airborne Infantry solider and fabricator. Today, he is a full time bladesmith specializing in the high performance forged blade.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for chopping vegetables and slicing meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. At 8 inches, this is among the most popular sizes for a primary chef's knife used by professional chefs. It is large enough to get most any task done, yet short enough to do it with ease.
The blade is a hand forged mosaic damascus. The complex pattern is immediately captivating. Because this knife is made from carbon steels, it needs to be oiled and dried before being put away. We recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and tang.
Dyed and stabilied curly maple handle scales are hand contored for a particularly comfortable grip. Though this handle is very comfortable held back on the handle, the bolsters are carved to accomadate a pinch grip. Alternating white and black G10 spacers assist the wood to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The stabilized wood handle will hold up beautifully to the demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
This knife is a tremdendous example of Grosvenor's work. It has a nimbleness that will make this knife tremendous for every day use. Excellent work throughout!


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