Forged Chef's Knife (12 in.) with Ziricote, Moose Antler, and African Blackwood

Product Description for Forged Chef's Knife (12 in.) with Ziricote, Moose Antler, and African Blackwood

Maker: Dale Miller (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $695.00
Item num: 109499
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 12.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 11.90 in.
Total length: 17.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.39 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 8.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Polished brass
Handle: Stabilized ziricote with moose antler and African blackwood spacers
Description: The chef's knife is the primary knife used in the kitchen, easily handling almost all culinary tasks. This chef's knife by Dale Miller features a 12 inch length meaning it will be able to cut any large foods with ease and will be perfect for prepping bulk foods. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to its versatility. The tall profile provides plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board -- even for those with larger hands. Whether slicing, chopping or dicing, this large chef's knife is sure to be a favorite in your kitchen!
Miller's attention to detail shines through this elegant kitchen knife. The blade is hand forged from high performance 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers and metallurgists feel that 52100, with its small crystalline size, tremendous edge stability and toughness, is among the best carbon steels used in knifemaking today. Dale brought the steel to 63 Rockwell, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. A hand rubbed satin finish adds an heirloom quality to the knife. Forge marks along the spine show its histoy of being a hand forged knife. The blade is ground thin with a convex grind at the edge for additional food release. Dale's touchmark is on the left side of the blade.
The handle is stabilized ziricote combining heartwood and sap wood for a dramatic appearance. The wood was buffed with 100 percent carnauba wax which allows the grain pattern and colors to shine through. The handle is sculpted to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak. Moose antler and African blackwood spacers add contrast. Polished brass bolsters finish the handle. We recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade and natural wood handle.
Excellent work throughout!

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