Stainless Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Black and White Ebony (6 in.)

Product Description for Stainless Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Santoku) with Black and White Ebony (6 in.)

Maker: Brian Hanson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106936
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.06 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus san mai surrounding a VG10 stainless steel core
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Black and white ebony
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 slicing, this will be your go-to knife.
The 6 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 are nicely rounded to provide a comfortable grip. The hand forged sides provides exceptional food release and beauty.
The ambidextrous Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is black and white ebony. 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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