Chef's Knife (9-3/4") with Curly Koa
Product Description for Chef's Knife (9-3/4") with Curly Koa
Maker: Erik Fritz (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93574
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.75 in.
Total length: 14.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 9.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 18.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade, stabilized curly koa
Description: Journeyman Smith Erik Fritz has been working on chef's knife the last couple years and his latest knives have been amazing!
The 9-3/4 inch blade was hand forged from 52100 carbon steel. It is nicely distal tapered for optimal balance. A differential heat treatment results in a keen, long lasting edge, with strength and durability for the spine. Many makers and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the best, if not the best steel used on knives! Because this knife is carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. This knife is perfectly balanced and is not one that you'll want to put down.
The handle is formed from presentation grade stabilized curly koa set on the full tang. It is set with two stainless steel pins. The warm toned wood has been nicely carved so as to swell and the palm move into a slimmer waist, and swell again as it approaches the beak.
Exceptional work throughout!
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