Integral Brut de Forge Chef's Knife with Stag and Sheephorn - 52100

Product Description for Integral Brut de Forge Chef's Knife with Stag and Sheephorn - 52100

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,250.00
Item num: 110192
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.20 in.
Total length: 15.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 14.60 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Premium stag with a cross-cut sheep horn end cap
Description: Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn, a long time maker of knives for the outdoor enthusiast, has expanded his focus to include culinary knives - creating high-performing kitchen workhorses! They have become exceptionally popular among chefs. This chef's knife is the perfect daily use workhorse for either at home or professional kitchen.
The 9-1/4 inch blade is forged from 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers (such as Mastersmiths Bob Kramer, Bill Burke, and Ed Fowler) and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the highest performing steels used to make modern knives. The blade features a forged finish along the top and a differential heat treatment line traveling across the blade. The integral forged blade and slightly thicker geometry makes for a particularly robust chef knife to use a workhorse or a camp chef knife.
The bolster is integral to the blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith. The brut de forge finish shows the bolster was closely forged to shape with almost no grinding needed.
The handle is a column of premium stag retaining its natural texture to provide a comfortable, non-slip grip. A crosscut sheep horn end cap is nicely fit to the stag column. The handle will remain comfortable even after hours of use.
Excellent work throughout!

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