Chef's Knife (5-1/2") with Ironwood - AEB-L Stainless

Product Description for Chef's Knife (5-1/2") with Ironwood - AEB-L Stainless

Maker: Ben Akin (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $300.00
Item num: 108478
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.40 in.
Total length: 9.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.88 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Blade: AEB-L stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood set on a full tang
Description: Ben Akinis 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 shorter, more nimble knife. Whether slicing, dicing, mincing, or chopping, this elegant chef's knife will make easy work of the task. It is sure to become a kitchen favorite.
The blade is high performing AEB-L stainless steel. Many knifemakers and metallurgists feel that AEB-L, with its small crystalline size, tremendous edge stability and toughness, is among the best stainless steels used in knifemaking today. AEB-L was developed for razor blades with a very fine grain structure making it easy to sharpen while maintaining good edge holding capabilities. The flat grind provides a very efficient cutting geometry. Ben's touchmark is on the left side.
The handle is presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood, set on a full tang. Desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is among the most desirable of exotic woods used for knives. This dense wood is both dramatic and has tremendous stability. The handle is sculpted to provide a comfortable, non-slip grip.
Excellent work throughout!

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