Chef's Knife - Nakiri (6-1/2 in.) with Box Elder Burl - AEB-L

Product Description for Chef's Knife - Nakiri (6-1/2 in.) with Box Elder Burl - AEB-L

Maker: Jerry Goettig (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 109093
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.20 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.01 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.2 oz.
Blade: Satin finished AEB-L stainless steel, Hrc 63
Handle: Stabilized and dyed box elder burl set on a full tang
Sheath: Zipper case
Description: Jerry Goettig, out of Bend, Oregon, makes an amazing culinary knife. Jerry has been making knives since 2010 and uses both stock removal and forging techniques. He is well known for his high performance chef's knives.
The nakiri is a traditional Japanese chef's knife shape ideal for chopping fruit and vegetables. The edge is double beveled, like a Western knife. Though sometimes called a vegetable cleaver, the thin edge geometry makes it a precision tool, rather than a Japanese equivalent to meat cleavers.
The blade is high performing AEB-L stainless steel. Many knifemakers and metallurgists feel that AEB-L, with its small crystalline size, tremendous edge stability and toughness, is among the best stainless steels used in knifemaking today. AEB-L was developed for razor blades with a very fine grain structure making it easy to sharpen while maintaining good edge holding capabilities. The blade is convex ground for additional food release and chip resistance. Goettig heat treats his blades with a cryogenic treatment to ensure a high performing 63 Hrc. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded for a comfortable grip.
The handle is dyed and stabilized box elder burl, secured to a full tang. Mocha G-10 liners add a touch of contrast to the wood and will help the handle adjust to humidity and temperature changes in the kitchen. The handle is nicely contoured to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Excellent work throughout!

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