Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Ringed Gidgee (8-1/4 in.)

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Ringed Gidgee (8-1/4 in.)

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104027
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel with a triple temper and triple quench
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized ringed gidgee wood set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Master Smith June 2008, creates hunting knives and culinary knives. His work is frequently noted as being among the best in the world -- both in his understanding of design and the keen, long lasting edges. His knives are a pleasure to hold and a joy to use.
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 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. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil after use to avoid rust and oxidation.
Burke is well known for his heat treatment, which he developed in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler. These techniques create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The blade was hand forged from premium 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers and users feel that 52100 is among the best, if not the best steel currently used to make modern knives. The blade is triple quenched and triple tempered for optimal edge holding and durability. The blade features an elegant, heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish. Burke's mark is engraved on the left side of the knife. The right side is engraved with MS (Master Smith).
The handle is formed from presentation grade, warm toned ringed gidgee (Acacia cambagei). This rare wood grows throughout Australia. A relative on Hawaiian koa, this presentation grade wood has an exceptional curled figure. By using stabilized wood, Burke ensures this knife will hold up to the high demands of either a profesional or home kitchen. 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 back. A distal tapered full tang ensures perfect balance and durability. A 416 stainless steel bolster protects the front of the handle from moisture.
A masterpiece!

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