Aqua Damascus Bunka 185mm

New York bladesmith Greg Cimms delivers a stunning and versatile bunka chef's knife profile forged by hand from a homemade steel formula that sees high-polished 410 stainless steel atop a core, including razor-sharp cutting edge, of custom carbon damascus. Revealed in a head turning, wave-like pattern, the damascus with its dark etch seems to flow up and over the stainless steel, an illusion that masks what is in reality the opposite; convex, beautifully shaped, tall bevels that slim downward from a slightly rounded spine to a thin, hard edge made for all manner of daily meal prep. To complement the stunning blade is a handle of equal caliber, one which combines dyed and stabilized 'aqua' maple wood with rings of sterling silver and black G10, and capped at each end with sculpted carbon fiber. Comfortable and agile in the hand, a piece of culinary art as functional as it is aesthetically striking. 

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A former fine-dining chef of ten years. Greg Cimms of GC Knives began his knifemaking journey in pursuit of crafting the world's finest chef knives, driven by a desire to create exemplary versions of the tools he most enjoyed using during his time in the kitchen. Greg's laser-like focus and uncompromising standards for quality and performance lead to stunning, one-of-a-kind culinary tools, each of which is a piece of art made to pass down through generations of cooks. With a studio in New York's Hudson Valley, every elements of each knife is made by hand by Greg himself. 

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Blade: 185mm / 7.3". Overall length: 330mm / 13". Blade width at heel: 2.2mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.6mm. Blade height at heel: 54mm. Weight: 7oz / 200g.
Blade: 15n20 and 1095 carbon damascus core at 62 HRC, 410 stainless steel cladding. Handle: Stabilized and dyed maple with carbon fiber and silver.
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