8" CUSTOM CHEF KNIFE
This custom order chef knife was forged from MagnaCut Stainless Steel. The blade is thick at the handle transition and then quickly tapers toward the heel and then again down the length of the blade. The heel and spine are rounded for comfort. At 8" in length this blade is perfect for most tasks in the kitchen.
The handle is one piece construction and was sculpted stabilized Buckeye Burl. The blade and handle were designed to flow together and provide several different ergonomic grip options. While at first glance the assumption may be that the finger groove is for your index finger wrapping around the handle, the groove can also be used for your thumb in what I call the alligator grip. The tip of the index and thumb are lightly touching creating a very secure and comfortable grip. In this configuration I find I have the control and blade alignment of the pinch grip, but maintain the power of the standard grip.
The blade was sharpened to a razors edge. Every step of this process was completed in my workshop creating a one of a kind, hand-forged knife.
Steel: MagnaCut Stainless Steel
Handle: Stabilized Buckeye Burl
Blade Length: 8"
Weight: 7 oz.
Overal Length: 13.5"
Heel Height: 1.875"
Spine thickness at handle: .1875"