Damascus Chef's Knife (9-1/4") with Bloodwood - Ladybug

Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife (9-1/4") with Bloodwood - Ladybug

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95859
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.25 in.
Total length: 15.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 9.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 18.8 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern damascus hand forged to shape from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus, inlaid with copper, Shakudo, gold and fine silver
Handle: Bloodwood
Description: This knife was made by Mastersmith Andrew Meers. Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. He is currently the resident artist at Appalachian Center for Craft.
This chef's knife is likely to become the primary knife used in your kitchen. The sleek blade provides plenty of finger clearance while being extremely dexterous. The nicely arced blade has a perfect shape for an efficient rocking chop. Whether chopping onions, mincing garlic, or slicing meats, this knife will be a perfect choice.
Meers hand forged the ladder pattered damascus to shape beginning with 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. This ensures a keen long lasting edge as well as exceptional beauty! The undulating pattern is immediately captivating. The blade and bolster are made from one solid piece of damascus. Though integral knives are regularly done in production work, creating an integral bolster in a custom setting is extremely difficult and shows the maker's skill at its best.
The left side of the bolster is marked with Andrew's maker's mark. The right side is stamped "M.S." for Master Smith. The top of the bolster is inlaid with a copper ladybug. Details on the ladybug are overlaid with shakudo, gold, and fine silver. The resulting ladybug is quite beautiful and highly detailed.
Meers formed the elegantly contoured handle from bloodwood. The workmanship is beautiful, with handle swelling perfectly to fill out the palm, move into a slimmer waist, and swell outward again at the end. Contours ensure a comfortable and safe grip. A polished stainless steel spacer and pin provide a nice contrast.
A gorgeous piece built for serious use, yet one of the more dramatic kitchen knives that I have come across.

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