Hand Forged Damascus Steel Chef's Knife, Gyuto Slicer With Hardwood Saya, By Kempf Forge
This blade is a San-Mai (3 layer) construction. The inner core/cutting edge is 1095 steel, which is extremely hard, and holds an exceptional cutting edge through extended use. The sides are Damascus steel I forged myself, a take on an ancient Persian pattern known as Zanjir (chain).
If you are looking around, and you see a Damascus knife that claims to be hand forged, but somehow costs like, $75 or some such, it is in fact too good to be true. More than likely it's mass produced in either Pakistan or china, out of questionable steel.
This is not. This has endless hours of fire and sweat poured in to it. It's a one of a kind heirloom quality blade that will last multiple lifetimes with proper care.
Blade Length: 9" Overall length: 13.5" Blade width at heel: 1 3/8" Blade width at spine: Approximately 1/8th" at thickest point. Weight: 7 5/8 OZ or 217 Grams Steel: 1095 high carbon steel with Damascus cladding Handle:
My blades have soul to them, They are entirely hand crafted, and unique. You won't be able to match the quality, performance and passion of these knives with anything store bought. They are heirloom quality, extremely effective tools.
It is mainly flat ground from spine to cutting edge, with a very slight convex finish. You can barely feel it passing through food as you cut.
I harden my knives using a computer controlled kiln. Using this tool allows me to get maximum edge retention out of a given piece/type of steel.
The handle of this knife has been carefully sculpted to fit the contours of a human hand. It is comfortable in a broad variety of grips. I especially ensured it is extremely comfortable in a pinch grip.
It has an integral bolster (the part at the top of the handle), an advanced forging that is both stylish, and helps put the balance exactly where I want it to be.
The Saya (Sheath) is made of wenge wood, with bloodwood liners, and a bloodwood retention pin that locks the blade in to the saya for safe keeping.
Each blade I forge has a my lifetime warranty. If anything happens to it during the course of normal use, I will fix or repair it if I'm still alive