Integral Damascus S-Grind Chef's Knife/Gyuto (11-2/3 in) with Snakewood

Product Description for Integral Damascus S-Grind Chef's Knife/Gyuto (11-2/3 in) with Snakewood

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107623
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 11.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 11.70 in.
Total length: 17.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.21 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 13.40 oz.
Blade: Hand forged Ws pattern damascus incorporating 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus with engraved hibiscus flower inlaid in fine silver
Handle: Presentation grade snakewood
Description: Mastersmith Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. Andrew received his MFA in Blacksmithing/Metalsmithing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. A 2014 SNAG Early Career Artist Presenter, he is currently an instructor and resident artist at the Penland School of Arts and Crafts. Andrew won the Makers' Choice and Best of Show awards at the 2015 BladeGallery International Knife Show. A former Artist in Residence at The National Ornamental Metal Museum, he earned his Mastersmith certification from the American Bladesmithing Society in 2015. Andrew was the recipient of the B.R Hughes Award, given for the top piece submitted by a Mastersmith candidate. He is an artist that inspires many other knifemakers.
This chef's knife is likely to become the primary knife used in your kitchen. The sleek blade provides finger clearance while being extremely dexterous. The blade has a perfect shape for an efficient rocking chop. Whether chopping onions, mincing garlic, or slicing meats, this large chef's knife will be a perfect choice. It is sure to become a kitchen favorite.
Andrew hand forged the complex Ws pattern damascus blade, combining 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. An S-grind assists foods to slide off the side of the knife instead of sticking. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. The blade moves into an integral bolster, ensuring superior durability and strength while bringing weight toward the center of the knife. The bolster features an image of a hibiscus flower, inlaid in fine silver and engraved.
The presentation grade snakewood octagonal handle is inspired by traditional Japanese handles. This wood has particularly dramatic striations from which it gets its name. The handle is completed with a hand engraved butt cap.
Exceptional work throughout!

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