Laotian rosewood keyhole chef



Available for purchase is this one of a kind handmade chefs knife. The blade was hand forged from W2 high carbon tool steel and features a differential heat treat resulting in a blade that will take and hold a keen edge and also have a high degree of toughness. This method of heat treating was developed by the sword smiths of japan and is what gives the blade its signature hamon line, demarcating the boundary between the hard and soft steel. The blade also features decorative texturing above the hamon line as well as a coffee patina from the bolster to tip and has been hand rubbed to give an aged look. The hamon has been polished separately to add contrast to the blade. The blade has a thin convex geometry and is suitable for most kitchen tasks.

The handle of this knife is made from Laotian rosewood and is heirloom fit into the keyhole bolster to accommodate for any changes in size over time. The wa style handle provides excellent comfort as well as the ability to easily index the knife during use due to its 8 facets. Not only is the handle secured by the keyhole design of the bolster, its also secured by a bolt that runs from the end of the handle into the bolster. This unique piece of functional art is sure to become a cherished part of your kitchen or collection.

Blade length: 8 3/4″ (222.25mm)

Overall lenght: 14″ (355.6mm)

Heel height: 2″ (50.8mm)

Balance point: At front of bolster

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