Chef's Knife (8-2/3 in.) with Red Gum Burl

Product Description for Chef's Knife (8-2/3 in.) with Red Gum Burl

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102877
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.60 in.
Total length: 13.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 9.00 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Red gum burl set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steels, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary choice in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing and chopping vegetables and meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler. This technique, combined with Bill's choice of steels, ensures some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. The blade is differentially heat treated, with in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting cutting edge.
The blade is forged from 52100 carbon steel and features a hand rubbed satin finish. 52100 is considered by many knifemakers and knife users to be among the best steels ever used for knives. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle.
The handle is formed from red gum burl (Eucalyptus camaldulensis). Red gum is an iconic Australian tree, yielding an equally iconic Australian timber. The timber has a reputation for durability, strength, and its distinctive deep red coloring. The handle is nicely contoured to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. The bolster is formed from 416 stainless steel, pinned and soldered to the blade for strength and durability. The knife is perfectly balanced and extremely comfortable to hold.
Excellent work throughout!

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