Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Elm Burl (8-1/2 in.) - VG10 San Mai Damascus

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Elm Burl (8-1/2 in.) - VG10 San Mai Damascus

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106830
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.40 in.
Total length: 14.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged stainless damascus san mai blade with a VG-10 center core
Bolster: Nickel silver with a black G-10 spacer
Handle: Stabilized elm burl octagonal handle
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.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary choice in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is great slicing and chopping vegetables and meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. From chopping to slicing and mincing, this will be your go-to knife.
The 8-1/2 inch blade features a hand forged VG-10 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 frame-constructed handle is inspired the Japanese ambidextrous octagonal handle. The stabilized elm burl has a dramatic figure with a nice combination of light and dark tones. A black G-10 spacer and nickel silver bolster seal the handle from water. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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