Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (8-1/2 in.) with Curly Mango

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (8-1/2 in.) with Curly Mango

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106078
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.60 in.
Total length: 13.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 9.00 oz.
Blade: Damascus hand forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabilized curly mango wood
Description: C. Luis Pina is an exceptional bladesmith that specializes in kitchen knives. He apprenticed under Mastersmith David Lisch. David's eye for design clearly shines through Luis' work on this tremendous bread knife. Luis' past career as a chef provides him with an understanding of chef's knives that is rarely found in other bladesmiths.
Chef's knives are the general purpose knife in the kitchen. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this chef's knife is a perfect go-to knife in the kitchen.
The hand forged damascus blade combines 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. It has a lot of distortion and movement in the steel making it highly captivating. The choil has been nicely rounded for comfort. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
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.
The handle is stabilized presentation grade curly mango wood. The elegant chatoyant curl in the wood is particularly beautiful. The stabilized mango will hold up well to the demands of either a professional or home kitchen. A black linen Micarta spacer assists the handle with adjusting to humidity and temperature changes.
Excellent work throughout!

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