Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Turkish Twist Damascus and Black Sheep Horn (10-1/3")

Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Turkish Twist Damascus and Black Sheep Horn (10-1/3")

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92269
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.30 in.
Total length: 15.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 10.40 oz.
Blade: 12 bar Turkish Twist pattern damascus forged to shape from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Very rare black sheep horn with white mottling
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
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 for slicing vegetables and meats. The gentle arch of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
The blade was hand forged to shape from Bill's own Turkish Twist pattern damascus. 12 separate bars of twist pattern damascus were set in opposing directions to create this dramatic pattern. The blade is triple quenched and triple tempered for optimal edge holding and durability. The blade is differentially heat treated for a soft, supportive spine, with a keen, long lasting edge.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The handle is formed from very rare black sheep horn. The mottled horn is a deep jet black with white mottling moving across the surface. The natural texture of the horn provides a sure, comfortable grip. It is nicely carved to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. Sheep horn is unique in that it becomes 'grippy' rather than slippery when wet and so is an ideal choice for use in either a commercial or home kitchen. The bolster is formed from 416 stainless steel, pinned and soldered to the blade for strength and durability. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.

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