Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Yu-Shoku and Spalted Box Elder (6-1/2 in)

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Yu-Shoku and Spalted Box Elder (6-1/2 in)

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103120
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a V-Toku2 carbon steel core with mokume gane sides forged from copper, stainless steel and brass
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized spalted box elder burl
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, result 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 knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing 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. This 6-1/2 inch chef's knife is a perfect size for the cook that prefers a smaller, easier to control knife.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Undulating, brightly colored damascus (forged from brass, copper and stainless steel) surround a V-Toku2 carbon steel core. V-Toku2 is a 'super-steel' created by Takefu, in Japan. Very high in carbon content (approx. 1.1%) this steel holds and takes an amazing edge. The effect created by the mokume gane walls is extremely captivating!
he bolster is formed from 416 stainless steel, pinned and soldered to the blade for strength and durability. The handle is formed from stabilized box elder burl. The natural wood shows rare red spalting. It is nicely carved to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the end of the handle.
The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand. It will be among the best knives you will ever use to cut.


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