Basketweave Mosaic Slicer 220mm

From South African bladesmith Henning Wilkinson, hand forged from house-made basketweave pattern mosaic damascus steel, this slicer is guaranteed to get people talking while it serves up an unforgettable culinary experience. For carving and serving in the dining room, a long, sharp, straight edge sits below the damascus's mesmerizing pattern of criss-crossed steel, which is even more elaborate than it appears at first glance: while the dark areas are formed from a single alloy and etched to a matte finish, upon closer inspection you notice that the lighter bands house an independent, detailed, and magnificent damascus pattern nested within. The bolsters, fused seamlessly with the blade's tang, bare Henning's striking kaleidoscope damascus pattern for an added touch. Completing the handle is a piece of beautiful ironwood, sculpted for comfort, and dropping downward at the rear to nearly align with the blade's edge, creating a unique look suited to such a stunning and decorative slicing knife. 

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The Story

Having spent his first years creating the tools and equipment he would need to design and forge his own damascus steel patterns, Henning Wilkinson learned each skill and discipline within knifemaking methodically and purposefully, and he now uses this knowledge and experience to craft sole-authorship art knives and culinary tools at his shop in Sundra, South Africa. Whether the 9-carot gold maker's mark inlaid into the blade, a decorative bolster-to-handle transition, or the blade's final geometry, every detail is the result of a thoughtful and calculated approach with which Henning aims to outdo the last piece with each new build. Specializing in house-made damascus steels and always pushing himself to the limits of his abilities, Henning's knives are part art, part tool, and one hundred percent uniquely his. 

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Blade length: 220mm / 8.7". Overall length: 350mm / 13.8". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 4.2mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 44mm. Weight: 8.8oz / 250g.
Blade: House-made basket weave-pattern carbon damascus with kaleidoscope-pattern bolsters. Handle: Beech burl.
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