Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife - Santoku - (6-1/4 in.) with Maple Burl

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife - Santoku - (6-1/4 in.) with Maple Burl

Maker: David Hoehler (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106718
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.20 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus san mai blade with a VG-10 stainless steel core
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Dyed and stabilized maple burl set on the full tang
Description: South African knifemaker David Hoehler specializes in chef's knives. Given that he worked in some of the best kitchens in South Africa for nine years, it is no surprise that he brings a unique understanding the chef's primary tool.
The santoku is a multipurpose knife used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. In fact, some people even prefer it to a chef’s knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the santoku is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the santoku's versatility.
The 6-1/4 inch blade features a VG-10 premium stainless steel core (hagane). This is surrounded by many layers of high contrast damascus. This time consuming process creates a knife with outstanding edge holding and beauty, without the brittleness of many other high performing steels. The spine and choil have been nicely rounded to provide a comfortable grip.
Dyed and stabilized maple burl handle scales are set on a full tang with stainless hidden bolt rivets. The scales are perfectly fit to a polished stainless steel bolster. The handle is nicely carved to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at end of the handle providing a comfortable, non-slip grip. This knife is perfect for the professional chef or home cook connoisseur!
Exceptional work throughout!

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