Integral Honyaki Chef's Knife (8-1/2 in) with Claro Walnut Burl

Product Description for Integral Honyaki Chef's Knife (8-1/2 in) with Claro Walnut Burl

Maker: Dale Miller (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104558
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.63 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 26C3 carbon steel, hardened to 63 Hrc
Bolster: Integral
Handle: Stabilized claro walnut burl with an elk antler spacer
Description: The chef's knife is the primary knife used in the kitchen, easily handling almost all culinary tasks. This chef's knife by Dale Miller is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to its versatility. Dale built this chef's knife with a narrower blade, resulting in clean cuts and very little suction between the food and knife. Whether slicing, chopping or dicing, this chef's knife is sure to be a favorite in your kitchen!
This chef's is the work of Washington native, Dale Miller. Miller's attention to detail shines through the elegant kitchen knife. The blade was hand forged from high performing 26C3 carbon steel. The composition of 26C3 is similar to Hitachi shirogami (white steel). It is very clean with few alloying elements. The high carbon content helps the steel get very hard. Dale borrowed his heat treatment technique from the world of Japanese swords. The spine was coated with clay prior to quenching. The dramatic undulating heat treatment line is called a hamon. It shows the transition between the resilient spine, and the ultra-hard cutting edge. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The contoured handle is formed from claro walnut burl. By using stabilized wood, Miller ensures that this knife will hold up well to the heavy demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. 10-12 coats of tru-oil builds up a protective layer on the wood and reveals the wood's natural beauty. A front spacer is formed from elk antler. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Exceptional work throughout.

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