Chef's Knife (8-3/4 in.) with Japanese Elm Burl - Shiro2 San Mai

Product Description for Chef's Knife (8-3/4 in.) with Japanese Elm Burl - Shiro2 San Mai

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $450.00
Item num: 107942
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.70 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.41 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.2 oz.
Blade: Shiro 2 carbon steel core surrounded by stainless steel san mai - Hrc 63
Handle: Stabilized Japanese elm burl
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Description: South Africa bladesmith Dave Skinner brings an exceptional level of work to his knives. Whether the knife is designed for the kitchen, for use out in the field, or for a collector, Skinner brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives. This chef's knife is lightweight, has excellent cutting geometry, and a nice tall heel for plenty of height over the cutting board.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary choice in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is great slicing and chopping vegetables and meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board. This knife, with its deep belly combines a German-influenced shape with a nimble Japanese edge geometry. From chopping to slicing, this will be your go-to knife.
The blade is hand forged Shiro 2 carbon steel san mai. A central core of Takefu Shiro 2 is surrounded by stainless steel. A thin nickel shim separates the two materials, stopping carbon migration and making a more dramatic transition. Shiro2 carbon steel takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. It is very responsive to honing and sharpening stones. The stainless sides make daily care easier. Dave's touchmark is on the left side of the blade.
The handle is dyed and stabilized Japanese elm burl, ensuring a durable, resilient handle. The faceted handle is carved to accommodate a comfortable pinch grip. This is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen! Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days