Ruby Eye Chef 198mm

From Maine bladesmith Nick Rossi, a tall, dark, and handsome chef knife in hand-forged 300-layer damascus steel with forge-finished flats and etched and polished bevels. Quite thin behind the 198mm / 7.8" edge, with a 64mm tall heel and balance point just in front of the blade's choil, the knife is wonderfully weighted and robust in the hand. An only slight distal taper and stiff spine lend themselves to kitchen workhorse utility in a design that also enjoys the aforementioned tall bevels and thin edge geometry, resulting in a very versatile tool for both chopping efficiency, and slicing precision. And for additional good looks and control in the hand, the handle is sculpted from dark, beautiful maple around a black linen micarta frame, fitted with a stepped-down titanium ferrule, itself with elegant finish and contouring, and capped with two stainless steel pins, and a center red micarta pin, the knife’s Ruby Eye. 

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The Story

At age 15, Nick Rossi was already working in the cutlery shop where he was first introduced to the world of custom knife making. In 2003 his work was featured in print. By 2006 Nick was teaching bladesmithing at the New England School of Metalwork. Now, and throughout, Nick has crafted function-first chef knives and kitchen cutlery at his Maine studio for working and home cooks alike. Forging his own damascus, sourcing classic, natural handle materials, and designing unique, simple and elegant blades for daily meal prep, Nick has developed a following and reputation on par with the best in the business, and we are honored to represent his work here on Eatingtools. 

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Blade length: 198mm / 7.8". Overall length: 335mm / 13.1". Blade width at choil: 3.4mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 2mm. Blade height at heel: 64mm. Weight: 9.7oz / 256g.
Blade: 300-layer carbon damascus from 15n20 & 1080 alloys. Handle: Maple with black linen micarta frame, titanium ferrule, and ruby micarta and stainless steel pins.
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