Damascus Chef's Knife (7-1/2 in.) with Koa and Fossil Coral

Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife (7-1/2 in.) with Koa and Fossil Coral

Maker: Ben Spurrier (Burls & Steel) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,000.00
Item num: 104336
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Koa
Handle: Stabilized koa with fossil coral 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!
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long blade is well suited for slicing vegetables and meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. Whether chopping fruits and vegetables, or slicing meats, this chef's knife will do it all.
The 7-1/2 inch damascus blade is made from 125 layers of alternating 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels providing the excellent edge retention and chip resistance that a high performance knife needs. The spine and choil are nicely rounded to accomodate 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 formed from stabilized koa (Acacia koa). This durable wood is only found on the Hawaiian islands and is one of the most desired woods used in knifemaking. Spacers are blue dyed fossil coral, G-10 and brass. Fossil coral is created when prehistoric coral is gradually replaced with agate. These spacers help the handle adjust to humidity and temperature changes in the kitchen. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days