Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (5-1/3") with Curly Mango Wood
Product Description for Integral Damascus Chef's Knife (5-1/3") with Curly Mango Wood
Maker: C. Luis Pina (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97030
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.30 in.
Total length: 10.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Blade: Laddered Ws pattern damascus hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Presentation grade, stabilized curly mango wood
Description: Washington knifemaker, C. Luis Pina, is an exceptional bladesmith and specializes in kitchen knives. He is currently apprenticing under Mastersmith David Lisch. David's eye for design clearly shines through Luis' work on this tremendous chef's knife. Additionally, Luis' past career as a chef provides him with an understanding of chef's knives that is rarely found.
Chef's knives are the general purpose knife in the kitchen. From slicing tomatoes to chopping onions, this knife will get the task done perfectly. It is sure to be a kitchen favorite.
Luis began forging this integral chef's knife beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The fine patterned damascus is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. By forging closely to shape, he ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin for clean, perfect cuts.
The handle is formed from stabilized presentation grade curly mango wood. 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 G10 and nickel silver spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen.
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.
Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days