Red Maple 7-Layer Chef 230mm

Create by bladesmith, blacksmith, and teacher Nick Rossi, this striking handmade chef knife features a shichi mai (seven layer) blade clad in salvaged Maine wrought iron, with layers of 1084, and 15n20 carbon alloys, and an edge of CruForgeV at the core. Built as a versatile and powerful daily user for all manner of meal prep, the 230mm / 9.05" blade is thin and hard at the edge, stiff along the spine, and tapers to a fine tip for slicing and detail work.  As beautiful as the blade is the sculpted maple burl handle with liners of red G10, a black canvas micarta frame, two brass and one red G10 pin, and finally, a contoured ferrule of carbon fiber.

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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: 230mm / 9.05". Overall length: 370mm / 14.5". Blade width at choil: 3.4mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.9mm. Blade height at heel: 55mm. Weight: 9.2oz / 260g.
Blade: Shichi mai (seven layer) steel with CruForge V edge and cladding of 15n20, 1084, and salvaged Maine wrought iron. Handle: Maple burl with red G10 liners, canvas micarta frame, and carbon fiber collar.
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