Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (9 in.) with Curly Koa

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Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (9 in.) with Curly Koa

Maker: Niko Nicolaides (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,750.00
Item num: 109026
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.00 in.
Total length: 13.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabilized curly koa
Description: Niko Nicolaides is an American bladesmith from Detroit, Michigan. He was originally trained as a machinist running CAD and CAM machines and also has a background in working in professional kitchens. He combines this history to create high quality, functional kitchen knives that any chef would love to own. Today, Niko is a full time knifemaker. He specializes in hand forged chef knives with integral bolsters and often works with beautiful damascus patterns. He is definitely a maker to keep an eye out for.
The gyuto is modeled after the French pattern chef's knife. Longer and slimmer than the santoku, it is an exceptional general purpose chef's knife. It is perfect for slicing meats and proteins as well as chopping, dicing, mincing and dicing. Whether slicing onions, chopping vegetables, or portioning meats, this will be your go-to knife.
This 9 inch blade is hand forged from Niko's own damascus, combining 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. We recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade and natural wood handle.
The bolster is fully integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith. The front of the bolster is nicely curved to encourage a comfortable pinch grip.
The Western handle is presentation grade curly koa. Hawaiian koa (acacia koa) is a durable wood only found on the Hawaiian islands and is one of the most desired woods used in knifemaking. A carbon fiber spacer adds a nice transition between the bolster and handle. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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