Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (7-1/2 in.) with Masur Birch

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (7-1/2 in.) with Masur Birch

Maker: Brent Stubblefield (Join or Die Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108244
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 12.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 9.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.08 oz.
Blade: 120 layer damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabilized masur birch
Description: This elegant chef's knife was made by Brent Stubblefield, founder of Join or Die Knives. Stubblefield is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He has lived with his family in Richmond, Virginia since 2009. He started as a hobbyist knifemaker in the early 2000s -- inspired by the combined skills of woodworking, metalsmithing, and leatherworking -- and founded Join or Die Knives in 2014. Join or Die Knives derives its name from Ben Franklin's famous woodcut published in his Pennsylvania Gazette in 1754. Franklin's message was that it takes vulnerability to be a community, which is why Stubblefield creates knives -- helping others to come together, build up, and grow stronger together. Stubblefield was featured in Season 2 of Forged in Fire.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long blade is well suited for chopping vegetables and slicing meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. Whether chopping fruits and vegetables or slicing meats, this chef's knife will do it all.
The blade is hand forged 120 layer damascus, combining 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding and chip resistance. The dense, high contrast pattern is immediately captivating. This chef knife has a good weight to it and will make a great workhorse knife. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle.
The integral bolster provides a smooth transition to the spine for an effortless pinch grip. An integral bolster ensures superior durability and strength while bringing weight toward the center of the knife. While this method is common in production knives, it is extremely difficult to produce in a custom setting and shows the makers work at their best.
The handle is stabilized masur birch. The handle is contoured to swell at the palm and is extremely comfortable whether holding the knife in a pinch grip or holding the handle farther back. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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