Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Sneezewood

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Sneezewood

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $325.00
Item num: 106828
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.60 in.
Total length: 12.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Nickel silver with black G10
Handle: Curly sneezewood, octagonal
Description: South Africa bladesmith Dave Skinner brings an exceptional level of work to his knives. Whether the knife is designed for the kitchen, for use out in the field, or for a collector, Skinner brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives.
A bunka is the Japanese general purpose chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many talents, a bunka easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. In fact, some people even prefer it to a chef’s knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the bunka is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the bunka's versatility.
The blade is hand ground Bohler N690 and features a hand rubbed satin finish. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. Dave's touchmark is on the left side of the blade. The K-tip provides a detail-oriented tip.
Like the blade, the handle is inspired by Japanese knives. The octagonal shape is extremely comfortable. Presentation grade South African curly sneezewood (Ptaeroxylon obliquum) is exceptionally beautiful. This rare wood is strong and dimensionally stable with changes in humidity -- a perfect choice for a knife that will be used in the kitchen. The front of the handle is sealed with a nickel silver spacer, followed by black G10.
This light, nimble kitchen knife from South African bladesmith Dave Skinner is sure to become a kitchen favorite!
Exquisite work throughout!

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