Tiki Spiders Chef 260mm

Forged by Washington bladesmith Salem Straub, a one-of-a-kind chef knife that delivers 260mm / 10.2' of Salem's extraordinary Tiki Spiders pattern mosaic damascus steel. A thin, tall profile and compound S-grind bevel geometry make this a fast, light, razor sharp knife for all variety of food prep. The Western style handle is sculpted from masur birch wood from Norway with a recessed 'heirloom-fit' cymbal bronze spacer. 

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A self-taught blacksmith who began shaping metal with a charcoal forge and hand tools at the age of twenty, Salem Straub of Promethean Knives more recently won the 2nd season of the History Channel's Forged in Fire. Honing his techniques and studying the nuances of bladesmithing, Salem's well-rounded metalworking and blacksmithing abilities have been focused squarly on edged tools since 2012. The sole-authorship nature of each tool he builds is key for Salem, providing opportunity for attention to the subtlest details, often resulting in objects that blend the line between art and function. Forging his own mosaic damascus, building integral construction handles, heat treating in house and designing each minutia of each knife, it's an honor to present Salem's work here on Eatingtools.

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Blade: 260mm / 10.2". Overall length: 390mm / 15.35". Blade width at heel: 2.3mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1mm. Blade height at heel: 52mm. Weight: 6.8oz / 194g.
Blade: Tiki Spiders pattern mosaic damascus with 1080 and 15n20 at 62HRC. Handle: Masur birch.
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