Integral Damascus Slicer - Sujihiki (10-1/8") with Black Ash Burl

Product Description for Integral Damascus Slicer - Sujihiki (10-1/8") with Black Ash Burl

Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101581
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.20 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.26 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus, hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus with a mustard finish
Handle: Black ash burl with black G10 spacers
Description: Washington knifemaker, C. Luis Pina, is an exceptional bladesmith and specializes in kitchen knives. He apprenticed under Mastersmith David Lisch. David's eye for design clearly shines through Luis' work on this tremendous slicing knife. Luis' past career as a chef provides him with an understanding of chef's knives that is rarely found in other bladesmiths.
Luis perfectly captured the essence of the Japanese sujihiki when he made this knife. This high performance sujihiki is well suited to all sorts of slicing tasks in the kitchen. From slicing and portioning meats and fish to carving roasts, this knife is a perfect choice!
Luis began forging this integral sujihiki knife beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The fine patterned damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. By forging closely to shape, he ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin for clean, perfect cuts.
The bolster is fully integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith. The sides of the bolsters and spine feature an elegant mustard finish.
The traditional ambidextrous oval handle is formed from presentation grade black ash burl(Fraxinus nigra). Black G-10 spacers help the wood adjust to the humidty and temperature changes of the kitchen. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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