Integral Damascus Chef's Knife - Nakiri (6-1/4") with Curly Mango

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife - Nakiri (6-1/4") with Curly Mango

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $675.00
Item num: 105377
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabilized presentation grade curly mango wood
Description: Luis Pina, is an exceptional bladesmith and specializes in kitchen knives. He apprenticed under Mastersmith David Lisch. Luis' past career as a chef provides him with an understanding of chef's knives that is rarely found.
The nakiri is a traditional Japanese chef's knife ideal for chopping and slicing fruits and vegetables, as well as boneless meats. The edge is double beveled, like a Western knife. Though sometimes called a vegetable cleaver, the thin edge geometry makes it a precision tool, rather than a Japanese equivalent to meat cleavers.
Luis began forging this integral nakiri beginning with 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. The fine patterned mosaic damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. By forging closely to shape, he ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin for clean, perfect cuts.
The handle is presentation grade curly mango wood. This Japanese-inspired chef's knife is called a half-round. The top is faceted, while the base is rounded. Many chefs feel this handle is the most comfortable traditional Japanese handle. The stabilized wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. Thin black G10 and phosphor bronze spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen.
The bolster is fully integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith.
Exceptional work throughout!

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