Chef's Knife (7 in.) with Maple and Buffalo Horn

Product Description for Chef's Knife (7 in.) with Maple and Buffalo Horn

Maker: Neels van den Berg, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $250.00
Item num: 109587
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.05 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.95 in.
Total length: 12.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.54 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.8 oz.
Blade: Engraved W2 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Maple
Sheath: Zipper case
Description: Visiting Mastersmith Neels van den Berg's workshop on trips to South Africa is always a real treat. His forge is pretty much in the middle of nowhere -- or at least if you kept driving down the road, that is clearly where it would end. The twisting road travels through veldt populated by zebra and other wild animals. Neels is well known for his war hammers, spike hawks, and highly refined knives. Neels was honored as a Mastersmith at Blade Show in June of 2022, joining an elite rank of the world's best knifemakers. He has quickly become known worldwide for his exceptional daggers and stilettos. Lately he has been trying his hand at making world class kitchen knives.
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 finger clearance over a cutting board.
The blade is W2 carbon steel and features a differential heat treatment. This technique produces some of the longest lasting edges found anywhere. The ultra-hard edge steel is supported by the softer spine. The dramatic heat treatment line shows the transition between the soft and hard steel. The blade is engraved with a Japanese art style ocean wave.
The Japanese-inspired octagonal handle is stabilized maple. The handle is finished with a buffalo horn ferrule. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Great work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days