Golden Karee Mosaic Chef 265mm

Designed and crafted by hand in Johannesburg, South Africa for uncompromising utility in home and professional kitchens, this head-turning chef knife by bladesmith Henning Wilkinson is functional art in its truest form. Henning's house-made basketweave mosaic damascus forms a 265mm / 10.4" blade that includes compound 'S-grind' bevel geometry for cutting performance, and a full distal taper that supplies a beautifully balanced amount of lateral flexibility for versatility around the kitchen, similar to that of a traditional, large French-style chef knife (i.e., classic Sabatier). With strength at the heel and finesse at the tip, Henning combines aesthetic allure and workhorse usefulness into a package that feels extraordinary in the hand. Kaleidoscope mosaic damascus bolsters flare outward in integral construction from the blade's tang before meeting a gorgeous piece of stabilized golden karee burl. Finally, Henning's maker's mark includes an 18-karat gold accent. 

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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: 266mm / 10.4". Overall length: 410mm / 16.1". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3.6mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1mm. Blade height at heel: 46.1mm. Weight: 9.7oz / 274g.
Blade: House-made basketweave pattern mosaic carbon damascus with kaleidoscope pattern damascus bolsters. Handle: Golden karee burl.
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