Honyaki Chef's Knife with Spalted Tamarind (9-1/2 in)

Product Description for Honyaki Chef's Knife with Spalted Tamarind (9-1/2 in)

Maker: Kevin Slattery (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $535.00
Item num: 104840
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.25 in.
Total length: 14.75 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)
Handle: Stabilized spalted tamarind with a black G-10 spacer
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 9-1/2 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 a 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 stabilized spalted tamarind. The presentation grade wood has particularly dramatic figure, with jet black spalting lines moving across the light toned wood. A thin black fiber spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes -- as well as adding a nice contrast.
Exceptional work throughout!

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