Wabi Sabi Chef 270mm

Long, sharp, and hand-forged from AEB-L high-performance stainless steel, Jim Dobbler's Wabi Sabi Chef Knife is ready to prepare countless meals in the home or working kitchen. With 270mm / 10.6" of hard, sharp edge, belt-finished, hollow-ground bevels, and forge-finished flats that give each knife unique character, this beautiful kitchen tool will slice effortlessly with its thin geometry and straight, aggressive profile, and at the same time it's poised to tackle big chopping tasks with a stiff, strong spine and ability to rock on the cutting board. The blade's distal taper in the final inches culminates at a slim yet strong and durable pointed tip. Dressed in striking desert ironwood with faux ivory spacer and patinated brass ferrule, the knife balances just in front of the maker's mark and is extremely comfortable in the hand, boasting outstanding overall fit and finish, including contoured handle transitions and rounded blade spine and choil.

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Growing up in the US Midwest surrounded by objects and art from his parent's time in Okinawa, Japan, artisan Jim Dobbler later spent nearly two decades living out west exploring the Sierra Nevadas and Rocky Mountains, drawing inspiration from nature and eventually develop a rustic approach to his craft.. A self-taught maker, now specializing in a variety of disciplines, from 2D and 3D design, to the bladesmithing of chef knives, the carving and hammering of chopsticks, and more, Jim discovered knifemaking originally and has since progressed to forge, shape, and sculpt objects for the kitchen, working chef, and beyond. 

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Blade length: 270mm / 10.6". Overall length: 421mm / 16.6". Blade width at the choil: 3.2mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 54mm. Weight: 8.2oz / 234g.
Blade: AEB-L stainless steel at 64HRC. Handle: Arizona Desert Ironwood with imitation ivory and patinated brass bolster.
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