Sorry for the bad pun. Now-
Here's one of my integral chefs that's been on the shelf a while. It's forged from CruForgeV, a high vanadium carbon steel designed with the bladesmith in mind. Takes a nasty sharp edge with very good retention. Full flat grind with mild convexity toward the edge, distal taper. Euro/German profile. Fairly stout.
Handle is mortised construction, all three SS corby bolts are through the hidden tang. Scales are black canvas phenolic with a red fiber spacer.
Hand sanded to 600 grit, mirror polished razor edge.
This blade is ground to achieve food release- i.e., potatoes, onions and the like stick to the blade minimally if at all. As with all my kitchen knives, I did some test cutting with it before posting here. It's extremely sharp and push cuts tomatoes well, dices potatoes with minimal wedging and negligible sticking. However, this knife is not a "laser"- it's a bit more all purpose/robust than that. Use your laser edge knives to slice garlic paper thin, and this one to take apart a chicken and prep your vegetables. Feels nice, solid and comfy in the hand. Edge has a continuous mild rocking curve.
Measurements are as follows:
Cutting edge 10-3/8"
Overall length 16.5"
Blade height at heel 2-1/8"
Max spine thickness .105"
Uniform handle thickness 3/4"
Edge before sharpening .020, sharpened at 8 deg./side
Balance point is at the torch in the trademark.
Weight is 14 oz.
Asking price is now SOLD. Price includes shipping to 50 states. I will ship around the world; I just ask that in this case the buyer pay the added shipping costs.
Here's some pics.
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