Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Argentine Lignum Vitae and O2 Carbon Steel

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Argentine Lignum Vitae and O2 Carbon Steel

Maker: Pablo Untroib (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $270.00
Item num: 108790
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 11.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.04 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.2 oz.
Blade: O2 (Bohler K720) carbon steel with a forced patina, double tempered to 60 Hrc
Handle: Argentine Lignum Vitae wood set on a full tang
Sheath: Leather sehath
Description: This exceptional chef's knife is the work of Argentinian knifemaker Pablo Untroib. Pablo lives in Buenos Aires. He specializes in knives for professional and amateur cooks as well as making outdoor knives.
The santoku is a multipurpose chef's knife used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name means “three virtues.” Depending on who you ask, this refers either to the three types of foods it works especially well with — vegetables, proteins, and fruit, or for the three types of cuts at which it excels: slicing, dicing, and chopping. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, a santoku is very easy to maneuver—even in a smaller kitchen. There's plenty belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which enhances the knife's versatility. Whether slicing, chopping, mincing, or dicing, this comfortable knife will do it all.
The blade is O2 carbon steel. At Hrc 60, it will have a keen, long lasting edge. An elegant forced patina provides limited rust resistance and helps you get comfortable working with carbon steels. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. The blade has a perfect arc for a rocking chop.
Quartersawn Argentine Lignum Vitae (Bulnesia sarmientoi) wood handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. This wood is also known as palo santo (holy wood). This rare wood has similar properties and uses to "true" lignum vitae, combining tremendous strength and durability. Its interlocking "boar's bristle" grain combines light brown and green tones. The interlocking figure is particularly dramatic. The domed handle is nicely contoured so that it fits most hands.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stiched leather cutsom sheath.
This is an exceptionally light, very well balanced chef's knife that can be used for hours without fatigue. It is a perfect choice for both home and commercial chefs.

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