Damascus Chef Knife (Gyuto) with Ironwood (8 2/3 in.)

Product Description for Damascus Chef Knife (Gyuto) with Ironwood (8 2/3 in.)

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92619
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.63 in.
Total length: 13.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.04 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus combining 1080, 15N20 and V-Tokku carbon steels
Bolster: Stainless steel bolster
Handle: Presentation grade desert ironwood
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 choice 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 elegant blade is forged to shape from Bill's own damascus. The complex laddered W's pattern blade combines 1080, 15N20 and V-Tokku carbon steels. 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 Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
A differential heat treatment is visible in the hardness line approximately two thirds up the blade. This results in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting edge. The bolster is formed by soldering stainless steel to the blade and results in tremendous durability. The handle is formed from presentation grade ironwood and is set with three pins. The wood used for this particularly knife is especially dramatic. The knife has perfect balance and this ensures it is as much of a joy to use as it is to look at!

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