San Mai Chef's Knife with Maple Burl (6-3/4 in)

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Product Description for San Mai Chef's Knife with Maple Burl (6-3/4 in)

Maker: De Wet Van Zyl (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $435.00
Item num: 106883
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.17 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged san mai - O1 carbon steel is surrounded by 3Cr12 stainless steel
Bolster: brass
Handle: Dyed and stabilized maple burl
Description: De Wet van Zyl is a bladesmith from Durban, South Africa. He started making knives in 2005 and has been a full time knifemaker since 2007. He spent two years apprenticing with Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey at Heavin Forge in Belfast, Mpumalanga before opening Darkwing Blades in April, 2009. He was named as a Maker to Watch by Blade Magazine and has won numerous awards over the years.
This 6-3/4 inch chef's knife is a perfect all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks—slicing, dicing, and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. With its curved belly, this chef's knife can also be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. It is the perfect size for the chef that prefers a more compact, easier to control knife.
The blade was forged from van Zyl's own san mai. A high performance O1 carbon steel core is surrounded by 3Cr12 stainless steel. A thin stainless mesh adds an interesting contrast. Because the blade is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The handle is inspired by traditional Japanese handles. The ambidextrous octagonal handle provides a sure grip that will remain comfortable after hours of use. It is stabilized maple burl. The front of the handle is sealed with a brass ferrule.
Exceptional work throughout! This knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite.


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