Integral Damascus Petite Santoku (5-1/2 in) with Walnut

Product Description for Integral Damascus Petite Santoku (5-1/2 in) with Walnut

Maker: Viktor De Bonte (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $365.00
Item num: 110123
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 10.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.72 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.8 oz.
Blade: Laddered Ws damascus hand forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Stabilized flame walnut
Description: This exceptional santoku was custom made by Seattle bladesmith Viktor De Bonte. At just 10 years old, Viktor (b. 2007) began forging while volunteering at a local renaissance fair, where he was taught the basics of blacksmithing and bladesmithing. Over the next five years, he built up his own shop and skills with the help of the internet and many local makers, all of whom contributed greatly to his learning of this craft. In 2022, De Bonte travelled to Colorado to take the ABS Introduction to Bladesmith Class through Kilroy's Workship, under the tutelage of Mastersmith James Rodebaugh. Upon returning to Washington State, De Bonte took a private class with Mastersmith David Lisch. Both Lisch and Rodebaugh continue to be great inspirations and resources for De Bonte to this day. Currently, this 17-year-old knifemaker works out of his home workshop and takes great pride in every knife he creates. Given the level of work, it is perhaps no surprise that he won 2nd place in the 2022 Fall Fantasy Knife Building Challenge and 3rd place in the Spring 2022 Dagger Building Challenge run by Tyrell Knifeworks.
Santoku are a Japanese general purpose knife used for a wide range of common kitchen tasks. The santoku has become a favorite knife in many US kitchens. From chopping and slicing to mincing and dicing, this nimble knife is sure to become your goto knife in the kitchen!
De Bonte began forging this integral chef's knife from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. The 105-layer layered Ws damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. By forging closely to shape, he ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin for clean, perfect cuts.
The bolster is 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 handle is presentation grade flame walnut. The presentation grade walnut has tremendous dimensional stability and will hold up well to the demands of either a professional or home kitchen. The faceted handle is heirloom fit to the integral bolster.
Excellent work throughout!

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