Integral Damascus Chef's Knife - Bunka (7-1/4") with Maple Burl

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife - Bunka (7-1/4") with Maple Burl

Maker: Orchard Forge (Warren Wall) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $800.00
Item num: 104652
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.20 in.
Total length: 12.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 10.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 33.4 oz.
Blade: Damascus blade hand forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Dyed and stabilized maple burl with black Micarta spacer
Description: Warren Wall is a talented maker from Utah who began his venture into bladesmithing back in 2014. Before becoming a bladesmith, he spent over a decade working in the professional kitchens of many different restaurants. He's worked every position from dishwasher to executive chef, so naturally this led to his love and understanding of high performance kitchen knives. His family home has a small 3/4 acre orchard with pear, apricot, apple, peach, and plum trees. His workshop is tucked in the corner of this orchard, hence the name, Orchard Forge. Today Warren forges a bit of everything from knives for the kitchen to camp and hunting knives, and even small axes or hatchets on occasion. This up-and-coming maker is defintely one to keep an eye on and we are very excited to feature his work!
This 7-1/4 inch chef's knife will be an absolute joy to use in the kitchen. Like a santoku chef's knife, the bunka is a multipurpose knife used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, a bunka is very easy to maneuver—even in a smaller kitchen. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which enhances the knife's versatility.The tall blade height provides plenty of clearance while chopping over a cutting board, but the shorter length keeps the knife nimble and easy to control, even when used in the hand. Whether slicing, dicing, and chopping, this elegant, nimble chefs knife is sure to be your go-to knife!
Warren hand forged the damascus blade from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels. By using carbon steels, Wall ensures the blade will have exceptional edge retention. The pattern is extremely engaging and flows into the integral damascus bolster. An integral bolster, while common in production knives, requires tremendous skill in a custom environment. It brings weight into the center of the knife and ensures superior strength and durability. Warren's maker mark is on the right side of the blade.
The handle is formed from stabilized and dyed maple burl with a large black Micarta spacer for contrast. It is carved to provide a comfortable grip - swelling at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swelling again at the end of the handle. Because this knife is made from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle.
Excellent work throughout!


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