Forged Chef's Knife (9-1/2 in.) with Black Palm

Product Description for Forged Chef's Knife (9-1/2 in.) with Black Palm

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108678
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 10.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.60 in.
Total length: 15.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.18 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 8.40 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a satin finish
Bolster: Black Micarta
Handle: Black palm wood
Description: Mastersmith Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. Andrew received his MFA in Blacksmithing/Metalsmithing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. A 2014 SNAG Early Career Artist Presenter, he is currently an instructor and resident artist at the Penland School of Arts and Crafts. Andrew won the Makers' Choice and Best of Show awards at the 2015 BladeGallery International Knife Show. A former Artist in Residence at The National Ornamental Metal Museum, he earned his Mastersmith certification from the American Bladesmithing Society in 2015. Andrew was the recipient of the B.R Hughes Award, given for the top piece submitted by a Mastersmith candidate. He is an artist that inspires many other knifemakers.
This chef's knife is likely to become the primary knife used in your kitchen. The sleek blade provides finger clearance while being extremely dexterous. The blade has a perfect shape for an efficient rocking chop. Whether chopping onions, mincing garlic, or slicing meats, this knife will be a perfect choice. This chef's knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite.
Andrew hand forged the 52100 carbon steel blade. Many knife makers and knife users include 52100 carbon steel among their favorite steels. 52100 takes on a superior cutting edge that just won't quit. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. This knife will make a perfect daily use workhorse in either a professional or home kitchen.
The Japanese inspired oval handle is made from stabilized black palm wood (Borassus flabellifer). The handle is secured using a large brass rivet. A black Micarta ferrule seals the front of the handle from water. The ambidextrous handle is comfortable in a range of grips including a pinch grip. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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