San Mai Damascus Chef's Knife with Curly Maple (6-3/4 in)

Product Description for San Mai Damascus Chef's Knife with Curly Maple (6-3/4 in)

Maker: De Wet Van Zyl (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $485.00
Item num: 107989
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.60 in.
Total length: 11.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus san mai - O1 carbon steel is surrounded by damascus incorporating 5160, k600, 01 and ferro nickel
Bolster: Brass ferrule
Handle: Stabilized curly maple
Description: De Wet van Zyl is a bladesmith from Durban, South Africa. He started making knives in 2005 and has been a full time knifemaker since 2007. He spent two years apprenticing with Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey at Heavin Forge in Belfast, Mpumalanga before opening Darkwing Blades in April, 2009. He was named as a Maker to Watch by Blade Magazine and has won numerous awards over the years.
This 6-3/4 inch chef's knife is a perfect all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks—slicing, dicing, and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. With its curved belly, this chef's knife can also be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. It is the perfect size for the chef that prefers a more compact, easier to control knife.
The blade was forged from van Zyl's own damascus san mai. A high performance O1 carbon steel core is surrounded by alternating layers of 5160, k600, 01 and ferro nickel. Because the blade is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation
The handle is inspired by traditional Japanese handles. The ambidextrous octagonal handle provides a sure grip that will remain comfortable after hours of use. The front of the handle is sealed with a brass ferrule.
Exceptional work throughout! This knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite.

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