San Mai Compound Santoku 133mm

A small, one-of-a-kind santoku chef’s knife with big attitude, crafted by the hands of Joshua White. This talented New Jersey bladesmith has forged a 133mm / 5.2" blade from a homemade san mai formula of low-layer damascus cladding with a core of 1085 carbon steel. Josh has sculpted the blade with compound 'S-grind' geometry for cutting performance and finished it with a solid, weighted feel in the hand, wide at the spine, thin and razor sharp at the edge, with a silky, rounded, and polished spine and choil. For demanding cuts, efficient slices, and even light butchery work, a versatile and well-rounded knife is at hand. And for the hands, a symmetrical handle is shaped from maple burl, faceted in a tapered, octagonal form, rounded at the bank, and fitted with a carved black ferrule at the front.  

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Born and raised in southern New Jersey where he builds custom chef knives under the name Cut & Scavenge, bladesmith Joshua White’s work is unique and bold, and built to perform. With a collection of tools inherited from his father, a talented woodworker, Josh continually experiments and innovates, designing beautiful handles and forging blades from a variety of materials.

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Blade length: 133mm / 5.2”. Overall length: 263mm / 10.4”. Blade width at the choil: 5.3mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 3.2mm. Blade height at heel: 42mm. Weight: 5.1oz / 146g.
Blade: Wrought iron and 15n20 carbon steel damascus cladding over a 1085 carbon steel core. Handle: Maple Burl with black G10 ferrule.
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