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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

    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

    2
    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

    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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