Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (5-1/2 in.) with Bastogne Walnut

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (5-1/2 in.) with Bastogne Walnut

Maker: Bhakti Sa (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99947
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Blade: Laddered damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Bastogne walnut wood
Description: This knife was made by Seattle native, Bhakti Sa. Bhakti apprenticed under Mastersmith David Lisch. Bhakti's understanding of chef's knives is exceptional and clearly shows the influence of both Mastersmith David Lisch and Mareko Maumasi.
This nimble chef's knife is likely to become the primary knife used in your kitchen. The deep blade gives plenty of finger clearance when working over a cutting board. The nicely arced blade has a perfect shape for an efficient rocking chop. Whether chopping onions, mincing garlic, or slicing meats, this knife will be your 'goto' knife.
Bhakti forged the laddered damascus beginning with 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. This ensures a keen long lasting edge as well as exceptional beauty! The high contrast pattern is immediately captivating. The blade and bolster are made from one solid piece of damascus. Though integral knives are regularly done in production work, creating an integral bolster in a custom setting is extremely difficult and shows the maker's skill at its best.
Sa formed the elegantly contoured handle from presentation grade bastogne walnut (Juglans x paradox). Plant breeder Luther Burbank experimented with hybrid walnuts beginning in the 1890s, and cross pollinated the native Claro walnut with English walnut. The resulting hybrid was quite puzzling: the tree grew faster than either of the parent species and also yielded harder and stronger lumber (though unfortunately it didn’t produce very many walnuts). The dark toned wood has an elegant curly figure. The workmanship is beautiful. Contours ensure a comfortable and safe grip. Alternating silicon bronze and black G10 spacers set between the handle and integral bolster assist the wood to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. This hard wood will hold up well to the high demands of either a professional or home kitchen.
A gorgeous piece built for serious use, yet one of the more dramatic kitchen knives that I have come across.

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