K-Tip San Mai Chef's Knife (9-1/2") with Ash

Product Description for K-Tip San Mai Chef's Knife (9-1/2") with Ash

Maker: Carlos Curtolo (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $850.00 Saving: $100.00
Item num: 104807
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 16.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 9.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 15 oz.
Blade: San mai: Hitachi aogami #2 core with 1020 stainless steel cladding
Bolster: Brass with a green vulcanized fiber spacer
Handle: Stabilized and dyed white ash
Description: I was introduced to Carlos Curtolo by renowned Brazilian knifemaker Ricardo Vilar. Carlos lives in Araras, Brazil with his wife and two children. Forty-five year old Carlos (born in 1976) grew up with the sound of blades being run on a sharpening stone. His father is an enthusiastic amateur cook, hunter and fisherman, so Carlos developed a taste for good cooking and learned the value of sharp knives. Curtolo began making knives in 2013 and has never looked back. He is currently a part time knifemaker.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long blade is well suited for chopping vegetables and slicing meats. The gentle curve of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. At 9-1/2 inches, this is among the most popular sizes for a professional chef's knife. It is large enough to get most any task done, yet nimble enough to be easily maneuvered. A K-tip provides a strong, detail-oriented tip.
This elegant Japanese-inspired chef's knife is Curtolo's sole authorship work. The blade is san mai construction. A high performing aogami #2 carbon steel core is surrounded by 1020 stainless steel cladding on each side. A think layer or nickel set between the two stops carbon migration during forging and creates a particularly dramatic transition between the layers. Hitachi aogami #2 provides a keen, long lasting edge that is also fairly easy to sharpen. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded for a comfortable grip.
The ambidextrous faceted handle is formed from dyed and stabilized white ash wood. Green fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The Japanese-inspired handle is a nice size and will be very comfortable for extended use. It is comfortable in both a pinch grip and when held further back on the handle.
Like other knives, it should not be put in the dishwasher. This knife is sure to become your 'goto' knife and a family heirloom.
Exceptional work throughout!

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