Chef Knife (Gyuto) with Desert Ironwood (7-1/4 in.)

Product Description for Chef Knife (Gyuto) with Desert Ironwood (7-1/4 in.)

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100974
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.25 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade ironwood
Sheath: Ho wood saya
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary choice in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing and chopping vegetables and meats. The gentle arch of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler. This technique, combined with Bill's choice of steel, creates ensures some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. The blade is differentially heat treated. This results in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting edge.
The handle is formed from presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood and is set with stainless steel hidden bolt rivets. The ironwood on this handle is particularly dramatic and elegant. The bolster, which meets seamlessly to the handle scales, is formed from 416 stainless steel.
The knife has perfect balance and this ensures it is as much of a joy to use as it is to look at! It is accompanied by a custom fit ho wood saya to help protect the knife during storage and transport.

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