Chef Knife (6-3/4 in) with Texas Wind Damascus and York Gum Burl
Product Description for Chef Knife (6-3/4 in) with Texas Wind Damascus and York Gum Burl
Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96772
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 10.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Blade: Texas Wind pattern damascus forged from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized york gum burl set on a full tang
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Barnett is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. Bruce is one of the fine Australian makers who is drawing the attention of the knifemaking world to the wealth of knifemaking talent in his country. Bruce's attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant and high performing chef's knife.
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.
Bruce hand forged this damascus blade to shape beginning with his own Texas Wind pattern damascus. The pattern shows tremendous control and is immediately captivating. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, it will have exceptional edge holding, but will require some extra care. We recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust.
The handle is formed from presentation grade figured york gum burl. The wood is absolutely exceptional and tremendously dramatic. It is a medium toned wood with darker birdseye patterns. The handle is nicely contoured to fit comfortably in hand. It swells to fill the palm, moves into a slimmer waist, and swells again at the end of the handle. The scales are secured to the full tang using beautiful copper and stainless mosaic pins.
Excellent work throughout on a knife that is sure to become a chef's favorite knife in the kitchen!
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