Chef's Knife - Nakiri (6-1/4 in.) with Spalted Silver Maple

Product Description for Chef's Knife - Nakiri (6-1/4 in.) with Spalted Silver Maple

Maker: Jerry Goettig (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102659
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Satin finished AEB-L stainless steel, Hrc 63
Handle: Stabilized spalted silver maple
Description: Jerry Goettig, out of Bend, Oregon, makes an amazing culinary knife. Jerry has been making knives since 2010 and uses both stock removal and forging techniques. He is well known for his high performance chef's knives.
The nakiri is a traditional Japanese chef's knife shape ideal for chopping fruit and vegetables. The edge is double beveled, like a Western knife. Though sometimes called a vegetable cleaver, the thin edge geometry makes it a precision tool, rather than a Japanese equivalent to meat cleavers.
The blade is formed from high performing AEB-L stainless steel. Many knifemakers and metallurgists feel that AEB-L, with its small crystalline size, tremendous edge stability and toughness, is among the best stainless steels used in knifemaking today. AEB-L was developed for razor blades with a very fine grain structure making it easy to sharpen while maintaining good edge holding capabilities. The blade is convex ground which assists with food release. Goettig heat treats his blades with a cryogenic treatment to ensure a high performing 63 Hrc.
The handle is made from stabilized spalted silver maple (Acer saccharinum) secured to the full tang with stainless Loveless style rivets. Blue G-10 liners nicely complement the wood. The handle is hand contoured to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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