Damascus Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Himalayan Birch (6-3/4 in.)

Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Himalayan Birch (6-3/4 in.)

Maker: Brian Hanson (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $585.00
Item num: 104641
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 12.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Stabilized spalted Himalayan birch
Description: Brian Hanson is a bladesmith located in Washington State. He worked for over a decade as a fine dining chef in various Seattle restaurants, but during Covid he made the decision to change careers and start working as a bladesmith. He now makes high performance kitchen knives that he hopes fellow chefs will love to use both at home and professionally in the kitchen.
The santoku is the traditional Japanese general purpose chefs knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper that has quickly become a new favorite for chefs in the West. The shorter blade is easily controlled, while the blade height gives plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. From chopping to slicing, this will be your go-to knife.
The damascus blade is hand forged damascus, combining 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels to provide a high performance, long lasting edge. The damascus pattern is extremely engaging with lots of movement in the steel. Brian's maker mark is on the right side of the blade. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The ambidextrous Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is hand contoured spalted Himalayan birch wood (Betula utilis). Himalayan birch is known for being used centuries ago in India as paper for writing lengthy scriptures and texts in Sanskrit. Its use as paper for books is mentioned by early Sanskrit writers as early as the 4th century CE. It was not replaced by more modern paper until the 16th century. The handle is finished with a buffalo horn ferrule and a steel spacer. This knife has exceptional balance -- it is a knife you won't want to put down!
Excellent work throughout!


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