Integral Mosaic Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Curly Koa (6-2/3 in.)

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Product Description for Integral Mosaic Damascus Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Curly Koa (6-2/3 in.)

Maker: Niko Nicolaides (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,700.00
Item num: 109025
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.60 in.
Total length: 11.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral mosaic damascus
Handle: Curly koa
Description: Niko Nicolaides is an American bladesmith from Detroit, Michigan. He was originally trained as a machinist running CAD and CAM machines and also has a background in working in professional kitchens. He combines this history to create high quality, functional kitchen knives that any chef would love to own. Today, Niko is a full time knifemaker. He specializes in hand forged chef knives with integral bolsters and often creates beautiful damascus patterns. He is definitely a maker to keep an eye out for.
The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is an exceptional general purpose chef's knife. It is perfect for slicing meats and proteins as well as chopping, slicing, mincing and dicing. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this will be your go-to knife.
This 6-2/3 inch blade is forged from Niko's own mosaic damascus combining 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding. A solid bar of 1084 carbon steel is forge welded to the cutting edge and etched a jet black. The mosaic pattern is extremely detailed and shows Niko's skills at the forge. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. We recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade and natural wood handle.
The bolster is integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith. The front of the bolster is nicely curved to encourage a comfortable pinch grip.
The ambidextrous Japanese-inspired half octagonal handle is faceted at the top and rounded at the base. This shape is among the most comfortable of traditional Japanese handle styles. The handle is Hawaiian curly koa. Curly koa (Acacia koa) is only found on the Hawaiian islands and is one of the most desired exotic woods used in knifemaking. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
Excellent work throughout!

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