Ebony Rays Chef 247mm

Invoking a flow of immeasurable energy like rays from a sun that power life below, aligned with the natural bands of grain in the ebony wood handle behind it, this house-made damascus chef knife's blade by artist Rick Petko is forged from a new, house made, four-bar mosaic damascus steel. Forward balanced, settling on the finger about 1.5" in front of the blade's heel, with wonderful weight in hand, the 247mm / 9.7" blade delivers versatile geometry, nice and thin just behind the edge with convex primary bevels that provide workhorse strength and cutting abilities with the precision of a long, gyuto profile for finesse and effortless slicing. An absolute pleasure to hold, Rick has selected a beautiful piece of black and white ebony with a carbon fiber ferrule, sculpted in a simple, tapered, Eastern style, for comfort and control.

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A long-time metalworker and blacksmith with experience in all areas of the trade, Rick Petko, best known for his time on the Discovery Channel's American Chopper series, has created top-quality custom kitchen knives for home cooks and working chefs since 2006 at his shop in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Developing his own nickel-clad san mai, working in Damasteel stainless damascus, and experimenting with design and production techniques spanning multiple styles, Rick's work consistently combines style and function in creative, purpose-built ways.

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Blade length: 247mm / 9.7". Overall length: 372mm / 14.6" overall. Blade width at the choil: 3mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 2.5mm. Blade height at heel: 51.5mm. Weight: 8.5oz / 242g.
Blade: House-made mosaic carbon damascus steel. Handle: Black and white ebony with carbon fiber spacer.
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