Forged Chef's Knife with Black Palm (7-1/3 in.)

Product Description for Forged Chef's Knife with Black Palm (7-1/3 in.)

Maker: Ben Akin (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $450.00
Item num: 107078
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 11.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.94 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 8.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 15 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Presentation grade black palm set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Tooled leather sleeve
Description: I was very excited when I first got a look at Ben Akin's knives. Ben is a custom knifemaker from Washington State. His knives are exceptionally well designed and tested. His attention to detail is clearly evident in each of his creations. He is a member of the American Bladesmith Society, the Idaho Knife Association, the Oregon Knife Collectors Association, and the Montana Knifemakers Association. He both forges and stock removes his knives.
This chef's knife is a perfect choice for the cook that prefers a slightly shorter, easier to control knife. 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 hand forged 52100 carbon steel. This high performing steel is considered to be among the best steels (if not the very best) by many knifemakers and knife users. Makers such as Mastersmiths Bill Burke, Bob Kramer, and Ed Fowler have pioneered this long edge holding steel. The blade features a forge finish by the spine and a hand rubbed satin finish in the grinds. Ben's maker mark is on the left side. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle.
Polished black palm handle scales are secured to the full tang using two pins and a front mosaic pin. The blade and tang are distal tapered providing excellent balance. The sculpted handle feels exceptional comfortable.
This knife is accompanied by a custom, hand tooled leather sleeve by Cindy Akin Leathercrafts, Ben's wife. It is made from premium Hermann Oak veg-tanned leather and stitched with Ritza Tiger Thread to last a lifetime.
Nice work throughout!


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