Chef's Knife (8-1/2 in.) with Spalted Maple and River of Fire Damascus
Product Description for Chef's Knife (8-1/2 in.) with Spalted Maple and River of Fire Damascus
Maker: David Lisch, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95674
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Blade: River of Fire damascus forged to shape from 15N20 and 1080 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus with a silicon bronze spacer
Handle: Spalted maple
Description: Master Smith David Lisch is an knifemaker located outside of Seattle, WA. Over the last several years, David has been creating some of the best chef's knives to be found anywhere. As well as being a bladesmith, David is a renowned blacksmith and teacher of knifemaking at the Studio 4 School, which he runs. David's control over damascus, as shown in this dramatic chef's knife, is amazing. He creates patterns that are uncompromisingly clean and controlled.
The 8-1/2 inch damascus blade is forged to shape from David's River of Fire pattern damascus. River of Fire is a pattern originally developed by Master Smith Bill Burke. A central river travels down the center of the blade, gently undulating. Starting at the bolster, radiating lines move outward. By forging closely to shape, David creates an optimal grain structure (performance) and creates a pattern that follows the shape of the blade (dramatic as all heck!).
This chef's knife is a perfect choice for people looking for plenty of finger clearance when working over a cutting board. The spine and choil are perfectly rounded for comfort.
Showing his tremendous skill at the forge, the bolster is integral. Though this technique is regularly done in production knives, forging an integral bolster in a custom setting is extremely difficult and shows the maker's skill at its best.
The handle is formed from presentation grade spalted maple. The 'Coke bottle' style handle swells at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swells again at the end. It provides a sure, comfortable grip in either a pinch grip of by holding the handle directly. Alternating silicon bronze and black G10 spacers set between the handle and integral bolster assist the wood to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. By using stabilized woods, Lisch ensures the knife will hold up well to the high demands of either a professional or home kitchen.
A spectacular, and very functional, addition for your kitchen!
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