Parer (4.1 in) with Sindora Wood Burl and Damascus

Product Description for Parer (4.1 in) with Sindora Wood Burl and Damascus

Maker: Mareko (Mark) Maumasi (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92751
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.10 in.
Total length: 8.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Blade: Turning tides damascus forged to shape from carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabilized sindora wood burl
Description: Mareko Maumasi is creating some of the more exciting chef's knives that I have ever seen. He worked for years with Mastersmith Bob Kramer. It is no surprise that his understanding of kitchen knives as well as insight into working with steel is exceptional. His moniker is Maumasi Firearts. His friendship with Journeyman Smith David Lisch has helped push his knifemaking to the next level, as he has incorporated tremendously complex damascus and integral bolsters into his repertoire.
This parer is a detail knife in the kitchen. The 4.1 inch, slender blade makes it very useful and versatile from slicing fruit to removing veins from bell peppers and hears from strawberries. The thin blade produces a very clean, even cut without bruising the food.
Mareko forged the complex twisted damascus pattern to have tremendous amounts of detail hidden in the steel. He calls this pattern "Turning Tides". The blade and bolster are all 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. The integral bolster was forged so as to approach the blade at an angle -- resulting in a knife that is amazingly comfortable in a pinch grip.
The handle is formed from sindora burl from southeast Asia. The workmanship is beautiful, and the wood chosen is gorgeous! By using stabilized wood, Mareko has ensured that his knife will hold up well to the demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. The contoured handle ensures a comfortable and safe grip. Alternating silicon bronze and G-10 spacers set between the handle and integral bolster assist the wood to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
A gorgeous piece built for serious use, yet among the more dramatic kitchen knives that I have come across.


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