Chef's Knife (8-3/4 in) with Maple Burl

Product Description for Chef's Knife (8-3/4 in) with Maple Burl

Maker: Mak Kelsay, J.S. (Six Ear Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104263
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.75 in.
Total length: 14.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 80CrV2 carbon steel with a mustard patina (62 Hrc)
Handle: Crosscut stabilized maple burl
Description: This exceptional chef's knife was hand forged by Journeyman Smith Mak Kelsay in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kelsay began his blacksmithing journey in the spring of 2017 when he joined the Choo Choo Forge and immediately began their green coal program. He was immediately addicted. Since then, he has learned from some of the best in the industry -- folks like Lyle Wynn, Clay Spencer, Mike Lammare, Mark Aspery, Pete Brasspenninx and many others. In June, 2021, he was honored to become an ABS journeyman smith. Kelsay specializes in chef's knives -- knowing that his knives will be used each day in home and commercial kitchens.
The blade was forged closely to shape, beginning with 80CrV2 round bar. This ensures optimal grain structure and a keen, long lasting edge. 80CrV2 combines strength and durability with a particularly long lasting edge. Because this knife is forged from carbon steel, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. A mustard patina combines limited rust resistance with beauty. The blade is beautifully ground for a thin, precision blade.
The handle is hand contoured from stabilized maple burl. It was crosscut for a particularly dramatic appearance. The handle swells at the palm, providing a comfortable grip, both in a pinch grip and when help further back on the handle. The handle is completed with a black G10 'bolster'.
This high performance chef's knife is nimble and would be comfortable to use for hours at a time. It is sure to become a daily companion in the kitchen.

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