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12" integral chef in 52100. Overstock.

Discussion in 'Promethean Knives by Salem Straub' started by Salem Straub, May 16, 2012.

  1. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    Here's a forged integral 12" chef knife in 52100 steel, with a stabilized lignum vitae handle.

    The blade is 11-3/4" long, and the overall length is 17-5/8". Hand sanded to 600 grit.

    It's fully flat ground with very subtle convexity toward the edge to aid in food release. Your mileage may vary, I have a hard time with any knife I own (including thin VG10 with grantons) chopping zucchini without slices sticking to the blade. I have done a fair amount of test chopping with this knife, it does great on tomatoes, onion, zukes, olives for thin slices and dicing with a pinch grip. It also excels at reducing paper into thin ribbons, if you like to eat that sort of stuff.

    Edge curve is mild throughout, a long almost flat section from heel to midpoint, with increasing curve to the tip.

    The edge was .010" before sharpening, and the max spine thickness is .100 at the bolster, with long distal taper. Handle style is narrow and straight, with a rounded rectangular cross section to aid in control. The corners of the spine are softened all the way down the tip to give comfort while contacting the spine in tasks like splitting, or pinch grip cutting. The overall piece is lightweight for it's size. It balances about 2" in front of the bolster.

    I built this knife to be an affordable handmade user.

    Asking price is $250, including insured shipping to any state in the US. 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.

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    I make knives to the best of my ability and knowledge. I research to find the best materials and methods to use, in order to provide the very best product, in terms of value, durability, performance, and aesthetics. Should you find a knife you have bought from me to be lacking in any of these respects, you may ship it back to me at my expense for a full money-back return.

    Should a knife purchased from me fail in materials or workmanship, please ship it back to me at my own expense for your money back in full, or repairs at no cost. ItÂ’s your choice.
    I will sharpen any of my knives at no cost; however I do ask that you pay for shipping costs for this service.

    I am always pleased to hear from any of my customers, past, repeat, potential, or otherwise. Please go to my web site, see "Contact Me" and give me a call. If you have any questions regarding these policies, I'd like to hear them.

    Also, if this knife or any other I have made that you have seen looks close to something you would like, or if you would like to talk about an entirely different knife design altogether, please contact me, I do custom orders as well and always enjoy talking about knife designs, whether or not we actually end up doing business.

    Salem Straub
     
  2. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis

    Feb 7, 2006
    Salem, that is awesome. When i have money, i will have you make me one similar to this :)
     
  3. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
    Me too! Integrals are too cool. 52100 gets crazy sharp as well, it is as good as steel gets.
     
  4. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    You guys both do nice work. If I ever get the time, I'd be happy to do a kitchen knife build/trade with either of you. Thanks, guys!
     
  5. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
    Thanks! That would be an honor.

    I hear you on having the time, still trying to catch up on orders here... After that it's on! :D
     

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