Nakiri Chef's Knife (8-1/2 in.) with Amboyna Burl - Stainless Yu-Shoku

Product Description for Nakiri Chef's Knife (8-1/2 in.) with Amboyna Burl - Stainless Yu-Shoku

Maker: Mark Mostert (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107474
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.87 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless Yu-Shoku combining mokume cladding with a premium VG-10W stainless steel core
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Amboyna burl
Description: Mark Mostert is an exceptional bladesmtih from South Africa. He started making knives part time in 2019 and presented his work for the first time at the 2020 Brooklyn Knife Show in Pretoria, South Africa. From the start, damascus caught his eye and he began a never-ending quest for information surrounding damascus and forging. As time went by, he started experimenting and is one of a very small group of bladesmiths in the world capable of making copper san mai. Mostert brings skills that are far beyond the limited number of years that he has been forging. His work is currently significantly underpriced and I look forward to him gaining a much larger international reputation.
This nakiri chef's knife is perfect for those that prefer a flatter profile for chopping tasks. At 8-1/2 inches, the knife is long enough to get almost any tasks done, yet this knife feels light and nimble. A tanto style sharpened tip provides a detailed oriented tip despite the flatter profile of the knife. The nakiri is a traditional Japanese knife ideal for chopping fruits and vegetables. The edge is double beveled, like a Western knife. Though sometimes called a vegetable cleaver, the thin edge geometry makes it a precision tool, rather than a Japanese equivalent to meat cleavers. Nakiri make fast, accurate work of thin slicing and chopping.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Undulating, brightly colored damascus (forged from brass, copper and stainless steel) surround a premium VG-10W stainless steel core. VG-10W achieves excellent wear resistance and chip resistance at 61 Hrc. The effect created by the mokume gane sides is extremely captivating! The spine and choil are nicely rounded for additional comfort.
The lightly upturned Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is stabilized amboyna burl. The swirling burl figure and light tones in the wood nicely complement the brass and copper in the blade. This knife is incredibly nimble for its size. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Exceptional work throughout!

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