Damascus Bunka (7-1/4 in.) with Walnut and Rosewood

Product Description for Damascus Bunka (7-1/4 in.) with Walnut and Rosewood

Maker: David Tuthill (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $765.00
Item num: 109355
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.25 in.
Total length: 13.15 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Blade: Damascus, hand forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Rosewood
Handle: Walnut
Description: David Tuthill has been a blacksmith for many years, creating elegant ornamental ironwork. Over the last few years, his attention to detail and skills in the forge have quickly brought him to create truly world class chef's knives.
A bunka is a Japanese general purpose chef's knife. Like the santoku, a bunka is a knife of many talents that can easily handle all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the bunka is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. There's plenty belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the bunka's versatility.
The blade is hand forged from David's own damascus, combining 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. This ensures the knife will have excellent edge holding and chip resistance. A distal taper ensures perfect balance. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The Japanese-inspired half octagonal handle combines walnut and rosewood. The handle is faceted at the top and rounded at the base. This shape is among the most comfortable of traditional Japanese handle styles.This is a knife you won't want to put down! Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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