Acacia Cross-Pattern Chef 223mm

Our first offering from ABS Master Bladesmith Aaron Wilburn is a beautiful example of his many years’ experience crafting world-class cutlery: a 223mm / 8.8" chef knife forged from Aaron's house made, cross-pattern mosaic damascus steel. The upswept blade, balanced and quick in the hand, terminates at a needle-like tip for detail work and effortless slices, while further back, a razor-sharp, thin edge sits below convex bevels that provide just a touch of lateral flexibility. The damascus pattern itself is stunning, with multiple shapes and forms combining to create a mosaic that makes it hard to look away. For comfort and control, a tall, hand-filling handle of gorgeous curly acacia wood is sculpted into a Western profile and fitted with a polished steel spacer. 

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The Story

After discovering knifemaking in 2002, Master Bladesmith Aaron Wilburn quickly aligned himself with top makers around the country, honing his craft until going full-time as a in 2012, followed shortly thereafter by his induction to the elite club of Master Bladesmiths in 2013, when he also won the BR Hugh's award for best knife submitted by a new Mastersmith. Today Aaron crafts some of the finest knives you will find, specializing in unique damascus patterns of his own design and incorporating his steels into edged tools and chef knives of a wide variety. Ever improving and evolving, each knife from Aaron's shop is a new study in his craft and an opportunity for creativity and ingenuity.

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Blade length: 223mm / 8.8". Overall length: 350mm / 13.8". Blade width at the choil: 3.4mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 57.6mm. Weight: 7oz / 198g.
Blade: Cross-pattern mosaic damascus steel. Handle: Curly acacia wood with steel spacer.
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