Chef's Knife with Spalted Maple and Twisted Damascus (8 in)

Product Description for Chef's Knife with Spalted Maple and Twisted Damascus (8 in)

Maker: Jessica Burke (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93618
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged twist pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized spalted maple set on a full tang
Description: Jessica Burke is the 18 year old (as of the spring of 2015) daughter of Mastersmith Bill Burke. In the last couple of years, Jessica has made a few knives under the watchful supervision of Bill. The results have been absolutely amazing!
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 forged to shape by Jessica. She began with 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels, forging them into a tight, controlled twist pattern. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Mastersmiths Bill Burke and Ed Fowler. This technique creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere! A differential heat treatment line travels approximately half way up the blade. This shows the division between the softer, supportive spine, and the keen, long lasting edge.
The handle is formed from presentation grade spalted maple. By using stabilized wood, Jessica ensures this knife will hold up well to the heavy demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. The handle is nicely carved to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. 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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