San Mai Chef's Knife (9 in.) with Ironwood

Product Description for San Mai Chef's Knife (9 in.) with Ironwood

Maker: Mak Kelsay, J.S. (Six Ear Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108213
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.90 in.
Total length: 15.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 10.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: San mai forged from 26C3 carbon steel core with 203E mild steel sides
Bolster: Black G-10
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Black leather saya
Description: This exceptional chef's knife was hand forged by Journeyman Smith Mak Kelsay in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kelsay began his blacksmithing journey in the spring of 2017 when he joined the Choo Choo Forge and immediately began their green coal program. He was immediately addicted. Since then, he has learned from some of the best in the industry -- folks like Lyle Wynn, Clay Spencer, Mike Lammare, Mark Aspery, Pete Brasspenninx and many others. In June, 2021, he was honored to become an ABS journeyman smith. Kelsay specializes in chef's knives -- knowing that his knives will be used each day in home and commercial kitchens. We're very excited to offer a range of his exceptional work!
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited as a general purpose chef's knife. Whether slicing, chopping, mincing, or dicing, this comfortable knife will do it all. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
The 9-1/2 inch san mai blade combines a 26C3 carbon steel core with 203E mild steel sides. This gives a high performance cutting edge with easier care. The composition of 26C3 is similar to Hitachi white (shirogami) steel. The steel is very clean with few alloying elements. The high carbon content helps the steel get very hard. The spine of the knife features a forge finish moving into a hand rubbed satin finish as it approaches the cutting edge. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort.
The Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is Arizona desert ironwood. Desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is among the most desirable of exotic woods used for knives. The handle is finished with a nickel silver spacer and black G-10 ferrule to seal the handle from water. Like other knives this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
To protect the knife during transportation a black leather slip sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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