Forged Chef's Knife with Curly Birch (6 inch)

Product Description for Forged Chef's Knife with Curly Birch (6 inch)

Maker: Jean Wilke (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $495.00
Item num: 105252
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Blade: Antiqued, hand forged 80CrV2 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: Polished 303 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized masur birch set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: I was very excited when I first got a look at Jean Wilke's knives. Jean is a custom knifemaker from Pretoria, South Africa. His knives are exceptionally well designed and tested. His attention to detail is clearly evident in each of his creations. He is currently working with Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey, travelling back and forth every two weeks, alternating between working at Heavin Forge and home forge, Fire Goby Forge. It is very exciting to see such a young make with such tremendous talent.
This chef's knife is a perfect choice for the cook that prefers a smaller, more easily controlled knife. The 6 inch blade and tang are distal tapered, ensuring that knife is easy to maneuver and has perfect balance. Whether slicing, dicing, or chopping, this hand forged chef's knife will make easy work of the task. It is sure to become a kitchen favorite.
The blade is hand forged 80CrV2 carbon steel, ensuring a chip-resistant, razor sharp edge. An antiqued finish helps protect the knife from rust, though we recommend using camellia oil after use to make care even easier. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. An undulating heat treatment line travelling across the blade shows the transition between the ultra-hard cutting edge and softer, supportive spine. Wilke's maker mark is on the left side.
The handle is stabilized masur birchset on a distal tapered full tang. An S-curved bolster seals the front of the handle. The handle is contoured to provide a comfortable and secure grip, ensuring no hot spots, even when used for hours at a time.
Exceptional work throughout!


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