Chef's Knife with Rosewood (8-1/2 inches) - V-Toku2 San Mai

Product Description for Chef's Knife with Rosewood (8-1/2 inches) - V-Toku2 San Mai

Maker: Sam Reed (Reed, Hammer & Needle) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107030
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Blade: Hand forged V-Toku2 san mai with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Honduran rosewood with a G-10 spacer
Description: Sam Reed is a craftsman and metalworker living just outside Seattle, WA. He's happiest when he's making beautiful and functional things. Everything he designs and makes is meant to be used.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long blade is perfect for chopping and slicing. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. At 8-1/2 inches, this is among the most popular sizes for a professional and home chef's knife. It is large enough to get most any task done, yet nimble enough to be easily maneuvered.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Layers of stainless steel surround a V-Toku2 carbon steel core. A thin layer of nickel set between the two adds exceptional contrast. The result is the exceptional edge holding of carbon steel with significantly easier care. V-Toku2, the steel which forms the cutting edge, is a 'super-steel' created by Takefu, in Japan. Very high in carbon content (approx. 1-1.1%), this steel holds and takes an amazing edge. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust. A Fujiwara-inspired finger notch encourages a pinch grip for greater control. The blade has tremendous, thin geometry and will effortless slice and chop. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. A hand rubbed satin finish combined with a forged top lends a timeless, heirloom quality. Reed's mark is on the right side of the blade.
The ambidextrous Japanese-inspired handle is a style called a half-round. The faceted top is matched with a rounded base for comfort. The handle is warm toned Honduran rosewood . A G-10 spacer assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The handle is comfortable in both a pinch grip and a full handle grip. Like other knives, this knife should not go in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout! This nimble chef's knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite!

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