Integral Damascus Chef Knife (6-1/2 in.) with Synthetic Ivory

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef Knife (6-1/2 in.) with Synthetic Ivory

Maker: Jean Wilke (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108116
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.40 in.
Total length: 11.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.72 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Blade: Twist pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Synthetic ivory
Description: I was very excited when I first got a look at Jean Wilke's knives. Jean is a custom knifemaker from Pretoria, South Africa. His knives are exceptionally well designed and tested. His attention to detail is clearly evident in each of his creations. He is currently working with Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey, travelling back and forth every two weeks, alternating between working at Heavin Forge and home forge, Fire Goby Forge. It is very exciting to see such a young maker with such tremendous talent.
This chef's knife is a perfect choice for the cook that prefers a smaller, more easily controlled knife. The 6 inch blade is distal tapered, ensuring that knife is easy to maneuver and has perfect balance. 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 forged from Jean's own twist pattern damascus, forged from carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding and chip resistance. The dense pattern is extremely engaging and will have you staring at it for hours. The spine and choil are rounded for comfort. Jean's mark is on the left side of the blade. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade from rusting.
The bolster is integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern flowing uninterrupted. Creating an integral bolster in a custom setting requires a particularly talented smith.
The synthetic ivory handle is sculpted to provide a comfortable grip. The thin, contoured handle is extremely nimble and easy to control. The handle is secured with a hand domed pin. At under 4-1/2 ounces, this knife will be a joy to use for hours. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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