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8" Chef in Carbon/SS San Mai, SOLD.

Discussion in 'Promethean Knives by Salem Straub' started by Salem Straub, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Salem Straub

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

    Oct 20, 2008
    Here's my latest chef knife.

    The blade has a french style edge profile, and is forged and ground from my own 52100/304 san mai. It features a hybrid flat/mild convex grind, down to zero before sharpening.
    The handle is stabilized feather walnut, with a bolster of stabilized buckeye burl and a stainless spacer.
    A domed stainless pin provides a little extra insurance for handle fastness.

    Specs:
    Blade length, 8”
    Overall length,
    Blade height at heel, 2-1/4”
    Max spine thickness, .110”
    Edge before sharpening, 0.001”
    Total weight, 6 oz.

    I am asking $750 plus shipping for this knife, and I will ship internationally. NOW SOLD.

    Pics and a vid!

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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 a knife purchased from me fail in materials or workmanship, please ship it back to me at my own expense for repair or replacement at no cost.
    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
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
  2. Heartwood_Forge

    Heartwood_Forge

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    Sep 5, 2013
    Beautiful work! I'm looking to expand my horizons as I've spent the past years on design and hand forging of mono-steel blades. Is there someone you might recommend studying with to get my hands familiar with san mai?
     
  3. Salem Straub

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

    Oct 20, 2008
    Over on your side of the country?
    Burt Foster is one of the real masters of san mai. He lives in southwestern Virginia.
    He's a good guy and quite knowledgeable, I have no idea if he takes students or not, though.
     

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