Damascus Chef's Knife (7-2/3 in.) with Desert Ironwood

Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife (7-2/3 in.) with Desert Ironwood

Maker: Sam Reed (Reed, Hammer & Needle) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107758
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.60 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.01 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus, combining 1084, 1075 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Ironwood
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
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 damascus 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 7-2/3 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 is hand forged, distal tapered damascus. Sam formed the complex pattern combining 1084, 1075, and 15N20 carbon steels. Because this knife is made from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to prevent 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. 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 bolster and handle are Arizona desert ironwood (olneya tesota). 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!

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