Chef's Knife with Curly Koa, Box Elder Burl and Curly Mango (9-3/4 in.)

Product Description for Chef's Knife with Curly Koa, Box Elder Burl and Curly Mango (9-3/4 in.)

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93172
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.75 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 8.20 oz.
Blade: Marquenched, hand forged 52100 carbon steel for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized curly koa wood with curly mango and box elder burl accents
Description: Kitchen knives by Mastersmith Michael Rader have become increasingly hard to come by over the last few years, and it is no surprise, holding one of his chef's knives why they are in such demand. This exceptional example of his work was made while he was a journeyman smith. It has never been used to cut and by all appearances could have been made yesterday.
This chef's knife is sure to become your 'go-to' knife in the kitchen. The long, gently arcing blade is a perfect choice for use as a general purpose chef's knife -- from chopping, to slicing and dicing. The 9-3/4 inch long blade has amazing balance in the hand and provides plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board while chopping.
The blade has been antiqued using Wayne Goddard's "mustard" protective finish. This attractive finish helps prevent rust and makes the knife easy to maintain. The bolster is integral -- a technique that, while common in production knives, is very rare in handmade knives due to the difficulty of implementation.
The handle is formed from presentation grade Hawaiian curly koa wood. Box elder burl spacers nicely separate the koa handle from the curly mango front and rear accents. The woods used throughout has been stabilized so that it will hold up well under the rigorous demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand!

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