San Mai Damascus Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Elm (6-3/4 in.)

Product Description for San Mai Damascus Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Elm (6-3/4 in.)

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106832
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 12.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.79 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.4 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.
A bunka is a Japanese general purpose chef's knife. Like the santoku, a bunka is a knife of many talents that can easily handle all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. 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 6-3/4 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 swirling 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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