Chef's Knife (9-1/2 in) with Macassar Ebony

Product Description for Chef's Knife (9-1/2 in) with Macassar Ebony

Maker: Bob Kramer, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102280
Blade length: 9.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 14.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.34 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 10.20 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Macassar ebony set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: Knives by legendary knifemaker Bob Kramer have become nearly impossible to come by. Certified as a Master Bladesmith by the American Bladesmith Society, Bob Kramer is one of very few American bladesmiths to specialize in kitchen cutlery. Cook’s Illustrated once wrote: “The Kramer knife outperformed every knife we’ve ever rated.” Saveur dubbed Bob “The Master of the Blade.” This exquisite chef's knife has been in a private collection since it was made by Kramer. By all appearances, Bob could have made it yesterday. This is not a production Henckels or Shun. This is a handmade knife by Mastersmith Bob Kramer.
The 9-1/2 inch chef's knife is the workhouse of the American kitchen. Simply put, it is the go-to knife.
The blade is 52100 carbon steel, Bob's favorite steel. Many knifemakers (including Mastersmiths Bill Burke and Ed Fowler) and knife users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the best, if not the best steel ever used for knifemaking. 52100 takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Because the blade is carbon steel, this knife must be dried after use to prevent rust or tarnish. We recommend using camellia oil for easier care.
Both the blade and full tang are distal tapered for optimal balance. Brass fittings nicely highlight the dark Macassar ebony (Diospyros celebica)wood handle. Handle scales are attached with two hidden bolt Corby rivets and the central Kramer mosaic pin. Macassar ebony is a rare wood for bob to use and particularly desireable.
This knife has been in a single private collection since it was completed in June 1999. The knife is accompanied by the original certificate of authenticity provided by Kramer when the knife was purchased.
Exceptional work throughout!

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