Damascus Utility/Slicer with York Gum Burl (6-1/4 in.)

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Product Description for Damascus Utility/Slicer with York Gum Burl (6-1/4 in.)

Maker: Blayde Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $600.00
Item num: 109090
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 10.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.33 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Blade: Chevron pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Contoured stabilized york gum burl set on a full tang
Description: Blayde Barnett is the adult son of Australia knifemaker Bruce Barnett. Over the last few years, Blayde has been making some amazing knives. This chef's slicing knife is an exceptional example of his work.
The utility knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It's perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Its slightly curved belly enables it to do moderate rocking cuts. It’s nimble enough to peel an onion in hand, then slice it up in short order. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
The blade is a detailed chevron pattern damascus, forged to shape from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The high contrast pattern is immediately captivating from a distance and holds attention upon closer inspection. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil after use to avoid rust and oxidation.
The handle is hand sculpted stabilized york gum burl. York gum comes from a very small tree and is exceptionally rare. It is a elegant wood with tremendous figure. It is nicely carved to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in your hand. It is sure to become a kitchen favorite.

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