Chef's Knife (7-3/4 in.) with Box Elder Burl

Product Description for Chef's Knife (7-3/4 in.) with Box Elder Burl

Maker: Ben Spurrier (Burls & Steel) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $500.00
Item num: 104337
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.80 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, satin finished 1095 carbon steel
Handle: Dyed and stabilized box elder burl
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 blade was forged to shape from 1095 carbon steel and features a satin finish. 1095 carbon steel is tough, chip resistant, has great edge retention, and is easy to sharpen. This makes 1095 an excellent steel for a heavy use knife. Forge marks on the spine show the knife was forged to shape and will help facilitate food release. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The handle is made from dyed and stabilized box elder burl secured to the full tang using four brass pins. The swirling figure of the wood is extremely engaging. The handle is hand contoured to be comfortable in either a pinch grip or when holding the handle further back. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
Excellent work throughout!


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