Integral Damascus Chef's Knife - Santoku (6-1/4") with Maple Burl
Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife - Santoku (6-1/4") with Maple Burl
Maker: Andrea Lisch (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95945
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade width: 1.95 in.
Blade thickness: 0.11 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Blade: Laddered W's pattern damascus, hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Maple burl
Description: Washington knifemaker, Andrea Lisch is both a bladesmith and a blacksmith. She has worked alongside her husband, Mastersmith David Lisch in both these roles for many years. Her skill in design and bladesmithing clearly shows through on this elegant chef's knife.
Chef's knives are the general purpose knife in the kitchen. From slicing tomatos to chopping onions, this knife will get the task done perfectly. It is sure to be a kitchen favorite.
Andrea began forging this integral chef's knife beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The bold laddered W's pattern is immediately captivating and draws attention from a distance. By forging closely to shape, she ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin with a nice distal taper for clean, perfect cuts. The bolster is fully integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith.
The handle is fomed from stabilized presentation grade maple burl. 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 wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. Thin black fiber and nickel silver spacers assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen.
Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days