Integral Damascus Chef's Knife with Box Elder Burl (9")

Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife with Box Elder Burl (9")

Maker: Luiz Gustavo-Gonçalves, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106202
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.00 in.
Total length: 13.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.13 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus, combining 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Hand sculpted stabilized box elder burl
Description: Journeyman Smith Luiz Gustavo Gonçalves is among the greatest Brazilian bladesmiths alive today. He is a protégé of Eduardo Berardo. His work, which has won numerous awards, clearly speaks for itself. This elegant chef's knife is remarkably nimble and has perfect geometry.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. 9 inches is a size that is a favorite among many home and professional chefs. The 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.
This integral chef's knife was hand forged from L Gustavo's own damascus. The damascus combines pool and eye and Ws pattern. Gustavo's maker's mark and JS are inlaid in 24K gold on the left side of the blade. The damascus pattern moves seamlessly into the integral damascus bolster. Creating integral knives takes a particularly talented bladesmith and L Gustavo is clearly up to the task. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort.
The sculpted handle is box elder burl. The stabilized wood will hold up well to the demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. It is meticulously contoured for a comfortable, secure grip and meets seamlessly with the dramatic integral bolster.
This is an exceptional chef's knife and it could easily be the highlight of nearly any knife collection or a favorite knife in your kitchen -- you choose!

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