Chef Knife (Gyuto) with Black Mulga (7-7/8 in.)

Product Description for Chef Knife (Gyuto) with Black Mulga (7-7/8 in.)

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98049
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.80 in.
Total length: 13.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized Australian black mulga wood
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment techniques, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary choice in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing and chopping 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.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. A differential heat treatment is clearly visible in the transition line approximately two thirds up the blade. This provides a soft, supportive spine and a hard, long lasting edge. The bolster is formed from 416 stainless steel.
The handle is formed from presentation grade black mulga wood (Acacia aneura). Black mulga, also known as Australian desert acacia is a beautiful dense wood. The curly figure is particularly dramatic and elegant. The handle is contoured for a perfect grip, even when used for hours at a time. It swells as the palm, moved into a slimmer waist, and swells again at the end of the handle. By stabilizing the wood, Burke ensures it will hold up well to the high demands of either a commercial or home kitchen. Because this knife is forged from 52100 carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
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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