Chef's Knife/Petit Gyuto (5 in.) with Spalted Birch and Damasteel

Product Description for Chef's Knife/Petit Gyuto (5 in.) with Spalted Birch and Damasteel

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103691
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized spalted birch
Description: I was tremendously pleased to meet bladesmith Dave Skinner at the 2019 Guild Show of Southern Africa. Dave brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives. Dave makes many different styles of fixed blades and lately he has turned some of his focus into creating high performance chef knives.
This Japanese-inspired chef's knife is a tremendous knife. It is perfect for the chef that prefers a smaller knife that is easier to control. At 5 inches, it is long enough to get most any task done, yet short enough to mince herbs or chop garlic with ease. At 1.45 inches tall, it has just enough height to be used as a primary chef's knife. It is sure to become a goto knife in your kitchen.
The 5 inch blade was hand ground from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The high contrast pattern is immensely captivating and will provide a keen, long lasting edge. Damasteel stainless damascus ensures exceptional performance without the care needed to maintain damascus forged from carbon steels. The nimble blade is distal tapered, ensuring a perfect balance. Dave's maker mark is on the left side of the blade.
Like the blade, the handle is inspired by traditional Japanese culinary knives. The octagonal shape is extremely comfortable. The elegant stabilized spalted birch handle will hold up beautifully to the high demands of either a professional or home kitchen. A front spacer is formed from black crosscut Micarta. The front of the handle is sealed with a stainless 'bolster'. This is a knife you won't want to put down and is sure to become your go-to knife in the kitchen!
Excellent work throughout!

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