Black Walnut Chef Knife
This chef knife is hand forged from laminated steel; a mild steel jacket on either side of a 52100 high carbon steel core. This knife is medium weight, feeling substaintial in the hand but thin behind the edge for cutting performance. The handle is handmade from a rich and dark piece of Black Walnut, with a steel cap. This Black Walnut is a souvenir of sorts, brought home with me after my time spent training with Master Bladesmiths in the US last spring.
This blade is made with high carbon steel which, unlike stainless steel, is 'reactive'; this means the blade will develop a patina, changing the appearance of the blade surface as you use it (see T&C's). I prefer to work with high carbon steels over stainless steels due to their incredible edge retention and ease of sharpening at home.
This blade can rust if not properly cared for. Handwash only
Total length: 325mm
Blade length: 200mm
Depth at heel: 52mm
Blades thickest point: 3mm