Chef's Knife (6-1/4 in.) with Burgundy Micarta, Lignum Vitae, and Carbon Steel

Product Description for Chef's Knife (6-1/4 in.) with Burgundy Micarta, Lignum Vitae, and Carbon Steel

Maker: Jerry Goettig (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99833
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.20 in.
Total length: 11.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.2 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 1095 carbon steel, 60 Hrc
Bolster: Lignum vitae
Handle: Contoured burgundy Micarta secured with copper Loveless style rivets
Description: Jerry Goettig, out of Bend, Oregon, makes an amazing culinary knife. Jerry has been making knives since 2010 and uses both stock removal and forging techniques. He is quickly becoming well known for his high performance chef's knives.
This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing 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. At 6-1/4 inches, it is easy to maneuver safely and effortlessly.
The blade is formed from high performing 1095 carbon steel. Because this knife is made from carbon steel, it needs to be oiled and dried before being put away. Though this does require a slight change in habits, many chefs feel this is well worth the performance improvement. We recommend using camellia oil to oil both the blade and natural wood bolster. The convex grind provides a very efficient cutting geometry with good food release. Goettig heat treats his blades with a cryogenic treatment to ensure a high performing 60 Hrc. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded for a comfortable grip.
The handle is made from resilient burgundy Micarta. Bolsters are formed from natural lignum vitae wood. This dark green toned wood is extremely durable. It is both highly dense and resinous. It is regarded to be both the heaviest and hardest wood in the world. In fact, it is so resilient to water that it was used for propeller shaft bearings on ships. White G-10 spacers separate the scales from the full tang. This ensures strength, durability, and one heck of a beautiful handle. Copper in the Loveless style rivets brings out warm tones in the handle. The handle is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip.
This chef's knife is perfectly balanced and will make chopping truly enjoyable!

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