Slicer (6") with Myrtle Burl

Product Description for Slicer (6") with Myrtle Burl

Maker: Jessica Burke (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96879
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 9.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a V-Toku2 carbon steel core clad with stainless steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized myrtle burl
Description: Jessica Burke is the 20 year old (as of the spring of 2017) daughter of Mastersmith Bill Burke. In the last couple of years, Jessica has been making knives under the watchful supervision of Bill. The results have been absolutely amazing!
Slicing knives are excellent for tasks that require delicate slicing and dexterity. This knife is a perfect choice for slicing meats, vegetables, and fruit. The long, slender blade is excellent for tasks such as removing silverskin from meats.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Layers of stainless steel surround a V-Toku carbon steel core. A thin layer of nickel set between the two adds exceptional contrast. The blade combines the exceptional edge holding of carbon steel with significantly easier care. V-Toku2, the steel which forms the cutting edge, is a 'super-steel' created by Takefu, in Japan. Very high in carbon content (approx. 1-1.1%), this steel holds and takes an amazing edge. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust.
The handle is formed from stabilized myrtle burl (Myrtus communis) wood. It is nicely sculpted for a secure, comfortable grip - swelling at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swelling again at the end of the handle. The stabilized myrtle wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. The handle is set with three mosaic pins. The bolsters are formed from 416 stainless steel. The knife has perfect balance, ensuring it is as much of a joy to use as it is to look at!

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