Chef's Knife (6-1/4 in.) with Box Elder Burl

Product Description for Chef's Knife (6-1/4 in.) with Box Elder Burl

Maker: Ben Spurrier (Burls & Steel) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104327
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.74 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.04 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.6 oz.
Blade: Nitro V stainless steel hardened to 61 Hrc
Handle: Dyed and stabilized box elder burl
Description: Burls & Steel is a husband and wife team based in Charleston, South Carolina. They work together to create unique, one-of-a-kind knives using old world techniques and adding a touch of modern flair. Ben Spurrier is the bladesmith who creates all of the knives and his wife Sydney handles the marketing and photography. We were very pleased to meet Ben at Blade Show 2021 and are excited to carry a variety of their high quality work!
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The 6-14 inch blade is long enough to get most tasks done, yet it is exceptionally easy to control. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. Whether chopping fruits and vegetables, or slicing meats, this chef's knife will do it all.
The blade is made from satin finished Nitro V stainless steel hardened to 61 Hrc. Nitro-V is a martensitic stainless steel with a chromium-based composition created by the New Jersey Steel Baron company. Meant to replicate AEB-L, nitrogen and vanadium have been added to the composition to improve edge performance. The resulting blade has an extremely keen, long-lasting edge. The flat ground blade is distal tapered which lightens the blade and gives it a great balance.
The handle is dyed and stabilized box elder burl secured to the full tang using three brass pins. The swirling figure of the wood is extremely engaging. The handle is hand contoured to be comfortable in either a pinch grip or when holding the handle further back. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
Excellent work throughout!

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