Damascus Utility Knife (5.1 in) with Macassar Ebony and Buffalo Horn

Product Description for Damascus Utility Knife (5.1 in) with Macassar Ebony and Buffalo Horn

Maker: Jessica Burke (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103007
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 10.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.32 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 2.40 oz.
Blade: Tiger stripe pattern damascus forged from 15n20 and 1080 carbon steels
Handle: Macassar ebony with a buffalo horn ferrule
Description: Jessica Burke is the 23 year old (as of the fall of 2020) daughter of Mastersmith Bill Burke. Though Jessica has moved away from her family home in Idaho, she continues to make knives at her workshop in Montana. Jessica makes a tremendous chef's knife.
This high performance utility knife is nimble, yet allows for finger clearance over a cutting board. Whether slicing fruits, vegetables, or portioning meats, the thin blade produces a very clean, even cut without bruising the food being sliced. This size also makes easy work of slcing scallions and mincing garlic.
The blade was forged to shape from Jessica's bold twist pattern damascus -- a pattern she calls Tiger Stripe. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Mastersmiths Bill Burke and Ed Fowler. The knife was thermal cycled three times triple quenching in oil. This technique creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere!
The traditional Japanese handle is formed from macassar ebony with a front ferrule formed from buffalo horn. The traditional half-octagonal hand is very comfortable for extended use. It features octagonal facets at the top with a rounded base.
The knife has perfect balance and this ensures it is as much of a joy to use as it is to look at!

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