K-Tip Chef's Knife - Kiritsuke Gyuto - with Mokume San Mai and Masur Birch (8.8")

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Maker: Mark Mostert (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,050.00
Item num: 108151
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.80 in.
Total length: 14.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.87 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 8.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 18 oz.
Blade: Hand forged blade with an 80CrV2 carbon steel core and mokume cladding
Bolster: Antiqued brass
Handle: Stabilized and dyed birch
Description: Mark Mostert is an exceptional bladesmith 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 K-Tip chef's knife shows Mostert's work at its best. Chef's knives are the general purpose knife in the kitchen. From slicing tomatoes to chopping onions, this knife will get the task done perfectly. It is sure to be a kitchen favorite. The K-tip provides a strong, detail-oriented tip.
Mostert began by forging the san mai blade. An 80CrV2 carbon steel core is surrounded by alternating layers of copper and bronze mokume. 80CrV2 ensures a truly exceptionally keen, long lasting edge with excellent chip resistance. A Fujiwara-inspired finger notch makes this knife especially comfortable in a pinch grip. Mostert's touchmark is on the left side of the blade.
The Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is dyed and stabilized masur birch. A front ferrule is antiqued brass. The handle will hold up exceptionally to the demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. Because the blade is forged from carbon steels and mokume, we recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade and handle. Like other knives, this chef's knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Exceptional work throughout!

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