Santoku (7-1/4 in.) with Ringed Gidgee

Product Description for Santoku (7-1/4 in.) with Ringed Gidgee

Maker: Mak Kelsay, J.S. (Six Ear Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106331
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.25 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 15 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel (62 Hrc)
Handle: Ringed gidgee
Description: This exceptional chef's knife was hand forged by Journeyman Smith Mak Kelsay in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kelsay began his blacksmithing journey in the spring of 2017 when he joined the Choo Choo Forge and immediately began their green coal program. He was immediately addicted. Since then, he has learned from some of the best in the industry -- folks like Lyle Wynn, Clay Spencer, Mike Lammare, Mark Aspery, Pete Brasspenninx and many others. In June, 2021, he was honored to become an ABS journeyman smith. Kelsay specializes in chef's knives -- knowing that his knives will be used each day in home and commercial kitchens. We're very excited to offer a range of his exceptional work!
The santoku is the traditional Japanese general purpose chefs knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper that has quickly become a new favorite for chefs in the West. The shorter blade is easily controlled, while the blade height gives plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. From chopping to slicing, this will be your go-to knife.
The 7-1/4 inch blade is hand forged 52100 carbon steel and features a forge finish along the top of the blade. Many knife users and knifemakers feel that 52100 is among the highest performing (if not the best!) steels currently used to make knives today. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. A convex edge provides a resilient, long lasting edge. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to prevent rust and for oiling the natural wood handle.
The handle is presentation grade ringed gidgee (Acacia cambagei). Gidgee is a member of the acacia family (same family as koa). It grows in arid regions of Australia resulting in dense, wood with a hardness similar to Arizona desert ironwood. The slow-growing gidgee may hang on for hundreds of years and produces one of Australia’s hardest and most durable timbers. The handle is inspired by the Japanese octagonal handle and will be equally comfortable for left or right-handed users. A copper spacer and black G-10 bolster finish the handle.
Exceptional work throughout!

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