Chef's Knife (6 in.) with Carbon Fiber

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Product Description for Chef's Knife (6 in.) with Carbon Fiber

Maker: Jean Wilke (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $495.00
Item num: 105691
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.78 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: L4528 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Polished 303 stainless steel
Handle: Carbon fiber 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 high performing L4528 stainless steel, ensuring a chip-resistant, razor sharp edge. Lohman L4528 combines high rust resistance (with 17% chromium) with very nice edge holding. A hand rubbed satin finish adds an heirloom quality to the blade. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. Wilke's maker mark is on the left side.
Carbon fiber handle scales are set on a distal tapered full tang. White fiber lines add a nice contrast against the jet black scales. A stainless steel 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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