Integral Chef Knife (8 in.) with Siamese Rosewood

Product Description for Integral Chef Knife (8 in.) with Siamese Rosewood

Maker: Will Stelter, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108167
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.10 in.
Total length: 12.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.92 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Blade: W2 carbon steel with a clay zone differential heat treatment and black oxide finish
Bolster: Integral W2 carbon steel
Handle: Siamese rosewood
Description: Twenty-two year old bladesmith Will Stelter is among the most promising knifemakers in the industry. He's been making knives since 13 years old and in that short time has developed skills that rival those with triple the years of experience. Originally a local maker from Kirkland, Washington, Will moved out to Montana to begin a full time knifemaking career right after high school. He has spent a large amount of time traveling the world and learning from many of the greatest makers anywhere. He is also well known through his work with Alec Steele on their highly successful YouTube channel. Will received his journeyman smith credentials at the Blade Show 2022.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The blade is well suited for slicing vegetables, meats, and more. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. At 8 inches, it is a perfect size for either the professional or home chef. This knife is sure to become your kitchen favorite.
The 8 inch blade was forged to shape from W2 carbon steel. A differential clay zone heat treatment separates a soft and supportive spine from an extremely hard cutting edge. W2 carbon steel is an exceptional steel for high end kitchen knives. A black oxide finish helps with some limited rust resistance. The blade features an S-Grind. A convex ground edge provides high performance chopping with lots of strength. From there, it moves into a hollow as the blade moves toward the spine. This technique lightens the overall weight without sacrificing strength. The combination ensures a high performing workhorse with less resistance cutting through foods that would otherwise stick or wedge. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. Will's mark is on the left side of the blade.
The integral bolster provides a smooth transition to the rounded spine for an effortless pinch grip. An integral bolster ensures superior durability and strength while bringing weight toward the center of the knife.
The Siamese rosewood handle is hand contoured for a comfortable grip. Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) is exceptionally beautiful and is Thailand's most valuable timber. This exotic wood can sell for as much as $100,000 per cubic meter. The wood used in this handle is exquisite, featuring beautiful warm red tones and a beautiful burl figure. The handle is heirloom fit to the integral bolster to ensure no sharp sections if the wood shrinks over time. This exceptional knife is sure to be your favorite go-to in the kitchen!
Exceptional work throughout!

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