Spawn Chains Chef 265mm

Spectacular in every way, this mosaic damascus chef knife by Salem Straub features his new Spawn Chains pattern mosaic damascus, surrounded by a Fire pattern edge and spine. As with all kitchen cutlery from this Washington-based bladesmith, the edge is hard, especially thin, and razor-sharp, sitting below compound 'S-grind' primary bevels and a slim, flexible, distally tapered spine. Sculpted from green-dyed black palm, the handle features an heirloom-fit cymbal bronze spacer and through-tang construction with stainless steel nut visible at the end. 

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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: 265mm / 10.4". Overall length: 390mm / 15.3". Blade width at heel: 2.4mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.1mm. Blade height at heel: 59mm. Weight: 9oz / 258g.
Blade: Spawn Chains pattern mosaic damascus with Explosion pattern edge and spine, each in 1080 and 15n20 alloys at 62-63HRC. Handle: Green dyed black palm with heirloom fit cymbal bronze spacer and stainless steel through-nut.
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