Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Snakewood and Damasteel

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Bunka) with Snakewood and Damasteel

Maker: Tre' Hill (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,200.00
Item num: 110015
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 13.45 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 7.80 oz.
Blade: High contrast stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden
Bolster: Stainless damascus with G10 and copper spacers
Handle: Presentation grade snakewood
Description: A bunka is a traditional Japanese general purpose chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many talents, a bunka easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. In fact, many people even prefer it to a European-style chef’s knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the bunka is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. This bunka has a flatter edge geometry, making especially good for slicing cuts. It will make fast work of julienne. Whether slicing, dicing, or mincing, this bunka will be a perfect choice.
This elegant bunka is the creation of Tre' Hill of 3rdhillcustoms. Tre' (b. 1982) hails from Powder Springs, GA, where he and his wife (a part time potter), live on a 10 acre Muscovy duck farm. For the past four years, when not raising ducks, he has been hidden in his forge, honing his skills. He has always enjoyed working with his hands -- whether working on cars or building things -- and developing the skills to make knives seemed to come naturally. He specializes in chef's knives and folders.
The broad damascus blade is brought to a high polish. It is hand ground stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded for a comfortable grip with no hot spots. The blade features a high shinogi-grind to help release food from the side of the knife when slicing.
The elegant snakewood handle is inspired by traditional Japanese handles. The base is rounded while the top is faceted. Snakewood (Brosimum guianense) is among the hardest and heaviest woods in the world and features an unmistakable snakeskin-like figure. The front of the handle is sealed with a stainless damascus bolster. Thin G10 and copper spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The copper also brings out warm tones in the presentation grade wood.
This elegant chef's knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite.

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