Chef's Knife with Sun Ray Maple (9-1/4 in)

Product Description for Chef's Knife with Sun Ray Maple (9-1/4 in)

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94210
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.25 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 9.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 18.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a mustard finish
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel with alternating G10 and copper spacers
Handle: Stabilized 'sun ray' figured Maple with maple burl accents
Description: Michael Rader is well known for creating some of the highest performance kitchen knives found anywhere.
The chef's knife (known as a gyuto in Japan) is the primary knife used in a kitchen -- from chopping, to slicing and dicing -- from fruits to vegetables and meats, this chef's knife is a great choice. The long blade is needed for the sawing motion required to cut meat and vegetables and the slim profile keeps the weight low and the balance right.
The blade has been antiqued using Wayne Goddard's "mustard" protective finish. This attractive finish helps resist rust and makes the knife easy to maintain. The blade and bolster are formed from 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers and collectors feel that this steel is among the best steels currently used for knives due to its exceptional edge holding and sharpness. 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 stabilized 'sun ray' figured maple. The maple burl end cap and curly maple spacer add a beautiful contrast. By using stabilized woods, Michael is able to combine the beauty of natural wood with durability. Alternating copper and G10 spacers highlight warm tones in the natural wood. This knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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