Integral Mosaic Damascus Chef's Knife (8-1/4 in) with Curly Koa

Product Description for Integral Mosaic Damascus Chef's Knife (8-1/4 in) with Curly Koa

Maker: Dionatam Franco, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102477
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.03 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.4 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabilized curly koa
Sheath: Tooled black leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Dionatam Franco hails from Brazil. His skill in the forge is only matched with his tremendous attention to detail. He was honored as a master smith at the 2018 Blade Show in Atlanta and received the BR Hughes Award for the best knife submitted by a master smith candidate. The last few years, he has also been making high performance chef knives and the results have been incredible. This nimble European style chef's knife has perfect balance and will be your go-to knife in the kitchen.
The 8-1/4 inch mosaic damascus blade is forged from carbon steels for high performance edge retention. A fine twist pattern was cut into mosaic tiles and forged to provide the look of stars moving throughout the blade. The result is an extremely engaging pattern that few makers would be able to replicate. The lightly convex ground blade is thin and razor sharp. A distal taper gives the knife perfect balance. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort.
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 handle is formed from exhibition grade curly koa (Acacia koa) wood. It is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip - swelling at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swelling again at the end of the handle. The stabilized wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. The handle features an heirloom fit to the intergral damascus bolster. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
To keep the knife protected during transportation, a tooled leather sheath made by Franco is included.
Exceptional work throughout!

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