Integral Damascus Chef's Knife with Buckeye Burl

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife with Buckeye Burl

Maker: Dionatam Franco, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102639
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.4 oz.
Blade: Six bar Turkish Twist damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Dyed and stabilized buckeye burl
Sheath: Custom 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 mastersmith 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 damascus blade is forged from carbon steels for high performance edge retention. A six bar Turkish Twist pattern has been perfectly forged to the shape of the blade with no distortion at all. The six bars that form this complex pattern meet perfectly at the tip.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 stabilized, red dyed buckeye burl (Aesculus californica) 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. 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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