Gold Dot Ironwood Chef 275mm

With 275mm, or nearly 11" of hand forged, house-made ladder pattern carbon damascus steel, inlaid at the bolster with fine silver and 24k gold, comes the latest one-of-a-kind chef knife handmade in Brazil by artist and bladesmith William Porto. Thin, precise, and refined from tip to heel, the 58mm tall blade offers lateral flexibility throughout its length, supported by a slim, tapering spine which culminates at a fine, needle-like tip ideal for detail and slicing work. The beautiful, handmade damascus displays a classic ladder pattern, etched, and superbly finished with convex bevel geometry that balances strength and finesse for all manner of daily kitchen work, especially those tasks requiring a hard, razor-sharp, laser-like edge. Above a rounded, curved, and comfortable blade heel, William has inlaid the sculpted bolster with a stunning combination of 1000 pure silver and gold, marrying elegantly with the Arizona Desert Ironwood's classic look and museum fit where wood meets steel. For transport and protection, a custom leather saya with turned and detailed ironwood pin is included.

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A blacksmith for over a decade, William Porto of Brazil today crafts world-class culinary knives from house-made damascus patterns, often embellished with precious metals, exotic woods, and other refinements that set his exquisite creations apart. His first chef’s knife, made at the request of a customer in 2017, won William the Best Damascus Knife award from the local bladesmith’s association, and a just six months later, his second won Best Kitchen Knife. Build to use and designed to make an impression, we’re honored to bring you William’s art here at Eatingtools.

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Blade length: 275mm / 10.8". Overall length: 420mm / 16.5". Blade width at the choil: 1.9mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 0.8mm. Blade height at heel: 58mm. Weight: 9.5oz / 270g.
Blade: House-made ladder pattern carbon damascus steel. Handle: Ironwood with integral damascus bolster and fine 1000 silver and 24k gold inlays. Saya: Leather.
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