Chef's Knife (9-1/2") with Thuya Burl and Skull Inlay

Product Description for Chef's Knife (9-1/2") with Thuya Burl and Skull Inlay

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98973
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.30 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 9.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 18.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Mild steel with a fine silver skull inlay
Handle: Thuya burl
Description: This knife was made by Mastersmith Andrew Meers. Andrew is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. He is currently a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts.
This chef's knife is likely to become the primary knife used in your kitchen. The sleek blade provides 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.
Andrew hand forged the blade from W2 carbon steel. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality. A traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment results in a dramatic heat treatment line called a hamon. This undulating line marks the transition between the soft, supportive spine and the keen, long lasting edge. The spine and choil have been rounded for a comfortable grip and an aggressive distal taper provides perfect balance in the hand.
Andrew formed the elegantly contoured handle from presentation grade thuya burl. The workmanship is beautiful, with the handle swelling perfectly to fill out the palm, move into a slimmer waist, and complete in a rounded beak. The scales are dovetailed to antiqued mild steel bolsters. The right side of the bolster is inlaid with a skull carved from fine silver. The skull combines Andrew's skill at inlay and engraving!
A gorgeous knife built for serious use that will be the center of attention in your kitchen!

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