Damascus Utility/Slicer (5-3/4 in.) with Curly Koa

Product Description for Damascus Utility/Slicer (5-3/4 in.) with Curly Koa

Maker: Ben Spurrier (Burls & Steel) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $650.00
Item num: 104331
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 11.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.48 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized curly koa with a dyed and stabilized box elder burl spacer
Description: Burls & Steel is a husband and wife team based in Charleston, South Carolina. They work together to create unique, one-of-a-kind knives using old world techniques and adding a touch of modern flair. Ben Spurrier is the bladesmith who creates all of the knives and his wife Sydney handles the marketing and photography. We were very pleased to meet Ben at Blade Show 2021 and are excited to carry a variety of their high quality work!
A utility knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife. This makes it perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
The 5-3/4 inch damascus blade is forged from 200 layers of alternating 1095 and 15n20 carbon steel, providing the excellent edge retention and chip resistance that a high performance knife needs. The spine and choil are nicely rounded to accommodate a comfortable pinch grip. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The handle is hand contoured curly koa. A box elder burl spacer adds contrast. Alternating brass and G10 spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen. By using stabilized wood, Spurrier ensures this knife will hold up exceptionally to the demands of either a commercial or home kitchen. The handle is extremely comfortable whether holding the knife in a pinch grip or holding it further back. This is sure to become your go-to knife in the kitchen!
Excellent work throughout!

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