Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Bocote (6.8 in.)

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Bocote (6.8 in.)

Maker: Brian Hanson (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $585.00
Item num: 106935
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.80 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.14 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.6 oz.
Blade: Damascus surrounded by antique wrought iron recovered from a wagon wheel
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Bocote
Description: Brian Hanson is a bladesmith located in Washington State. He worked for over a decade as a fine dining chef in various Seattle restaurants, but during Covid he made the decision to change careers and start working as a bladesmith. He now makes high performance kitchen knives that he hopes fellow chefs will love to use both at home and professionally in the kitchen.
The santoku is the traditional Japanese general purpose chefs knife. This comfortable design is a fantastic multipurpose chopper that has quickly become a new favorite for chefs in the West. The shorter blade is easily controlled, while the blade height gives plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. From chopping, to mincing, to slicing, this will be your go-to knife.
The damascus san mai blade combines a damascus core forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels, surrounded by antique wrought iron recovered from a wagon wheel. A thin layer a nickel set between the two adds contrast. The combination of the many-layered damascus and forge-finished wrought iron is particularly dramatic. Brian's maker mark is on the right side of the blade. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to oil the blade and natural wood handle.
The ambidextrous Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is bocote. This high contrast wood is nicely complemented by a buffalo horn ferrule. A nickel silver steel spacer separates the handle from the buffalo horn ferrule. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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