Integral Chef's Knife/Gyuto (8.7 Inches) with Black Ash Burl

Product Description for Integral Chef's Knife/Gyuto (8.7 Inches) with Black Ash Burl

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102803
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.70 in.
Total length: 14.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.99 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 11.10 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a kurouchi forge finish
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel with a kurouchi forge finish
Handle: Stabilized black ash burl
Description: Mastersmith Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. Andrew received his MFA in Blacksmithing/Metalsmithing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. A 2014 SNAG Early Career Artist Presenter, he is currently an instructor and resident artist at the Penland School of Arts and Crafts. Andrew won the Makers' Choice and Best of Show awards at the 2015 BladeGallery International Knife Show. A former Artist in Residence at The National Ornamental Metal Museum, he earned his Mastersmith certification from the American Bladesmithing Society in 2015. Andrew was the recipient of the B.R Hughes Award, given for the top piece submitted by a Mastersmith candidate. He is an artist that inspires many other knifemakers.
This chef's knife is likely to become the primary knife used in your kitchen. The sleek blade provides finger clearance while being extremely dexterous. The nicely arced blade has a perfect shape for an efficient rocking chop. Whether chopping onions, mincing garlic, or slicing meats, this knife will be a perfect choice. This chef's knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite.
Andrew hand forged the blade from 52100 carbon steel. Many knife makers and knife users include 52100 carbon steel among their favorite steels. 52100 takes on a superior cutting edge that just won't quit. A convex grind assists to release sliced foods from sticking the side of the knife. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. The blade moves into an integral bolster. This ensures superior durability and strength, while bringing weight toward the center of the knife. The bolster and top of the blade are forge finished (kurouchi), showing Meers' tremendous control in the forge.
The octagonal handle is inspired by traditional Japanese knives. It provides a sure grip that remains comfortable across hours of use. The stabilized black ash burl has a convoluted figure with warm tones.
Exceptional work throughout!

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