Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (5-1/4 in.) with Spalted Hackberry

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (5-1/4 in.) with Spalted Hackberry

Maker: Charlie Ellis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104389
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 10.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.57 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabliize spalted hackberry
Description: Charlie Ellis first struck hot steel in 2005 and has since traveled from Maine to North Carolina in pursuit of the perfect blade. In 2007, he enrolled in the Hand Wrought Metals program at Haywood College in Clyde, North Carolina. There, he learned a great deal from David Burnette, Mastersmith Jason Knight, as well as a host of others through the school's partnership with the American Bladesmith Society. Since 2014, he has been a full time blacksmith living in the mountains of western North Carolina with his wife and son.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The blade is well suited for slicing vegetables, meats, and more. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. At 5-1/4 inches, it is a perfect size for the chef that prefers a smaller, easier to maneuver knife, yet still wants finger clearance over a cutting board.
Lately Charlie has been focusing on forged chef knives and his results have been excellent!
The blade is forged from Charlie's own damascus, combining 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels. By forging the knife closely to shape, Ellis ensures the knife will have optimal grain structure. The high contrast pattern is extremely engaging and demands attention both up close and from a distance. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. Because this knife is made from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust.
The damascus pattern flows into the integral damascus bolster. An integral bolster, while common in production knives, requires tremendous skill in a custom environment. An integral bolster brings weight to the center of the knife.
The handle is a beautiful section of spalted hackberry. The dramatic dark spalting lines in the wood nicely complement the damascus blade. Phospher bronze and green G-10 spacers separate the handle and bolster. This is a knife you won't want to put down!
Excellent work throughout!

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