Chef's Knife (8-1/4 in.) with Brazilian Rosewood

Product Description for Chef's Knife (8-1/4 in.) with Brazilian Rosewood

Maker: Steve Koster, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105858
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.4 oz.
Blade: CTS-XHP stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: G-10
Handle: Curly rosewood
Description: Mastersmith Steve Koster has been making knives for almost 50 years. He has won numerous awards through the years for his handmade, one-of-a-kind knives. Steve grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho where he spent most of his time fishing, hunting, camping, trapping, and climbing. He began knifemaking in the early 70's and started forging knives in 1986. He joined the American Blade Society in 1999 and passed his Journeyman test in 2003. Koster was awarded his Mastersmith rating on April 11th, 2021. While often seen making beautiful bowie knives, fighters, and hunters, lately Steve has focused on high performance chef knives and the results have been exceptional!
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited as a general purpose chef's knife. Whether slicing, chopping, mincing, or dicing, this comfortable knife will do it all. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
The blade is CTS-XHP stainless steel with an heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish. This US-made steel is an air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy. CTS-XHP offers excellent edge retention and great corrosion resistance, creating an easy to maintain knife with excellent performance. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort.
The handle is contoured curly rosewood set to the tang with a copper pin. The tight curl of the rosewood is extremely pleasing to look at. The show side of the pin was fileworked creating an elegant decoration. Alternating copper and G-10 spacers help the natural wood adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen. A natural toned G-10 spacer and black G-10 bolster finish the handle. The bolster is carved to accommodate a comfortable grip in both a pinch grip and a further back handle grip. This knife is sure to become a goto knife in your kitchen.
Excellent work throughout!

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