Damascus Chef's Slicer (Sujihiki) with Masur Birch

Product Description for Damascus Chef's Slicer (Sujihiki) with Masur Birch

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $495.00
Item num: 105652
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.90 in.
Total length: 13.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus combining SK5 carbon steel and nickel
Bolster: Stainless steel with black G10
Handle: Dyed and stabilized masur birch
Description: South Africa bladesmith Dave Skinner brings an exceptional level of work to his knives. Whether the knife is designed for the kitchen, for use out in the field, or for a collector, Skinner brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives.
Sujihiki are slicers or carving knives that are well suited for slicing and portioning meats and fish due to the thin, long blade. Extremely sharp, suji are also well suited to preparing sushi and sashimi. The extended blade length allows you to slice with one long stroke, instead of sliding the knife back and forth in a sawing motion. The result is a superior, clean cut.
The blade is hand forged damascus, combining Sk5 carbon steel with nickel. The resulting blade will be exceptionally high performing. Because it is forged from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade from rust.
Like the blade, the handle is inspired by Japanese knives. The octagonal shape is extremely comfortable. By using stabilized wood, Skinner ensures this knife will hold up well to the high demands of either a professional or home kitchen. The front of the handle is sealed with a stainless steel spacer, followed by black G10.
This light, nimble kitchen knife from South African bladesmith Dave Skinner is sure to become a kitchen favorite!
Exquisite work throughout!

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