Chef's Knife (8-3/4 in.) with Ironwood

Product Description for Chef's Knife (8-3/4 in.) with Ironwood

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $425.00
Item num: 106033
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.75 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.29 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Desert ironwood set on a full tang
Description: Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn, a long time maker of knives for the outdoor enthusiast, has expanded his focus to include culinary knives - creating high-performing kitchen workhorses! They have become exceptionally popular among chefs. To keep up with the demand, Aaron has started making a line of more affordable chef knives, featuring his own design and heat treatment. This chef's knife is the perfect daily use workhorse for either at home or professional kitchen.
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 52100 carbon steel with a satin finish. 52100 is considered by many knifemakers and knife users to be among the best steels (if not the best!) used in modern knifemaking. It combines exceptional edge holding with durability and ease of sharpening. Many thermal cycles and normalizing steps ensure consistent grain structure. Triple tempering at 400 degrees results in exceptional durability. A cryogenic treatment between temper cycles enhances the edge holding ability. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to prevent rust and for oiling the natural wood handle.
The coke bottle shaped handle is premium Arizona desert ironwood, secured to the full tang for strength and durability. Desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is extremely dense and durable. In fact it is so dense, that if a piece is dropped in water it will sink! The front of the handle is sculpted to accomadate a comfortable pinch grip. The knife is feels great in the hand and balances perfectly right in front of the handle. This chef's knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite - you won't want to put it down!
Exceptional work throughout!


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