Spalted Tamarind Chef 243mm

Forged from a combination of high-layer and low-layer carbon damascus patterns created at his Detroit studio, bladesmith Niko Nicolaides delivers a striking Western-style chef knife to rule the kitchen. Long and slim at the edge, a blade approaching 10" in length tapers along the spine to a needle-like tip for detail work, while providing nicely honed convex bevels to the cutting board for performance throughout the demands of daily meal prep. Carved from a striking piece of spalted tamarind wood matched to the integral damascus bolster, the handle is as comfortable as it is eye-catching.

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At his one-man studio in Detroit, Michigan, Niko Nicolaides creates custom chef knives with a focus on unique, house-made damascus pattern steel and hand-forged blades. A self-taught, full-time bladesmith, Niko worked previously as a CNC programmer and operator before leaving to hone his skills on the decidedly analog, artisan end of the object-production spectrum. A desire to make great looking, superbly functioning culinary tools that will last a lifetime is why he does it.

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Blade length: 243mm / 9.6". Overall length: 368mm / 14.5". Blade width at the choil: 3mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 49.5mm. Weight: 8.5oz / 242g.
Blade: 180-layer damascus in 1085 & 15n20 carbon alloys with low-layer damascus edge. Handle: Spalted tamarind.
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