Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (6-1/2 in) with Curly Mango

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (6-1/2 in) with Curly Mango

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106599
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern 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. 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. At 6-1/2 inches, it is large enough to get through most any task, yet small enough to be easy to control.
The hand forged damascus blade combines 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. The laddered damascus has an organic flow that is highly captivating. The choil and spine are 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 curly mango wood. It is inspired by traditional Japanese chef's knife handles. It is rounded at the base and features facets at the top. This style of handle is sometimes called "half octagonal". The stabilized wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. Alternating black fiber and green paper Micarta spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen.
Exceptional work throughout!

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