Chef's Knife (8-3/4") with Tasmanian Blackwood - 52100 Carbon Steel

Product Description for Chef's Knife (8-3/4") with Tasmanian Blackwood - 52100 Carbon Steel

Maker: Mak Kelsay, J.S. (Six Ear Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106329
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.75 in.
Total length: 14.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.27 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 9.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel (62 Hrc)
Bolster: Black G-10 with bronze spacers
Handle: Tasmanian blackwood
Sheath: Black leather sheath
Description: This exceptional chef's knife was hand forged by Journeyman Smith Mak Kelsay in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kelsay began his blacksmithing journey in the spring of 2017 when he joined the Choo Choo Forge and immediately began their green coal program. He was immediately addicted. Since then, he has learned from some of the best in the industry -- folks like Lyle Wynn, Clay Spencer, Mike Lammare, Mark Aspery, Pete Brasspenninx and many others. In June, 2021, he was honored to become an ABS journeyman smith. Kelsay specializes in chef's knives -- knowing that his knives will be used each day in home and commercial kitchens. We're very excited to offer a range of his exceptional work!
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.
This 8-3/4 inch chef's knife is hand forged 52100 carbon steel and features forge finish along the top of the blade. Many knife users and knifemakers feel that 52100 is among the highest performing (if not the best!) steels currently used to make knives today. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. A convex edge provides a resilient, long lasting edge. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to prevent rust and for oiling the natural wood handle.
The handle is Tasmanian blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon). This dramatic wood is an Acacia species native in South eastern Australia. It has a dramatic figure similar to curly koa and ringed gidgee (also Acacia species). The wood will hold up well to the demands of either a professional or home kitchen. The handle tapers toward the front to accommodate a comfortable pinch grip. A bolster combining black G-10 and copper completes the handle. This nimble knife is perfect for either the professional or home cook. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
To protect the knife during transportation a black leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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