Honyaki Chef's Knife with Snakewood (9 in)

Product Description for Honyaki Chef's Knife with Snakewood (9 in)

Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $535.00
Item num: 104837
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 935.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.00 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.02 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment (honyaki)
Bolster: African blackwood
Handle: Snakewood
Description: Bladesmith Kevin Slattery hails from Australia. I was very excited when Mastersmith Bill Burk introduced me to his work back in 2018. His work has continued to develop and refine over the years and he is clearly a maker to watch.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The blade is well suited for slicing vegetables, meats, and more. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. At 9 inches, it is a perfect size for either the professional or home chef. This knife is sure to become your kitchen favorite.
The blade was forged closely to shape from W2 carbon steel. Kevin borrowed his heat treatment technique from the world of Japanese swords. Prior to quenching, the spine is coated in clay. The result is a more resilient spine with a keen, long lasting cutting edge. This technique has exceptional results and shows Kevin's skills at their best. After heat treatment, the blade was given an hand rubbed satin finish. Because this knife is forged from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The handle is hand contoured snakewood (Brosimum guianense). Snakewood is so called for its characteristic snakeskin patterns. The reddish brown gas contrasting darker brown patches. It is among the densest woods in the world. A black fiber spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The front of the handle is sealed with a section of African blackwood.
Exceptional work throughout!


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