Triple Play Chef 238mm

Little wing mosaic damascus flutters above a bold edge bar of alternating layer count twisted mosaic damascus, together forming the blade in this piece of Salem Straub artwork at its finest. Stopping not at two house-made damascus patterns but three, Jellydubz pattern integral bolsters, created by 'jelly-rolling' W's pattern damascus, add an extra touch to this one-of-a-kind build. Thin, light, and quick in the hand, the 238mm / 9.4" blade enjoys compound 'S-grind' geometry, concave then convex before the edge for balance and performance, with moderate lateral flexibility throughout its length. Sculpted from beautifully double-dyed and stabilized boxelder burl, Salem delivers a comfortable and functional handle that combines curves and facets, tapering back to font, ending where an heirloom-fit spacer made of Sabian Red cymbal bronze joins wood with steel.

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A self-taught blacksmith who began shaping metal with a charcoal forge and hand tools at the age of twenty, Salem Straub of Promethean Knives more recently won the 2nd season of the History Channel's Forged in Fire. Honing his techniques and studying the nuances of bladesmithing, Salem's well-rounded metalworking and blacksmithing abilities have been focused squarly on edged tools since 2012. The sole-authorship nature of each tool he builds is key for Salem, providing opportunity for attention to the subtlest details, often resulting in objects that blend the line between art and function. Forging his own mosaic damascus, building integral construction handles, heat treating in house and designing each minutia of each knife, it's an honor to present Salem's work here on Eatingtools.

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Blade: 238mm / 9.4". Overall length: 370mm / 14.6". Blade width at heel: 2.4mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.4mm. Blade height at heel: 57.5mm. Weight: 8.1oz / 230g.
Blade: Mosaic carbon damascus (x3). Handle: Double-dyed Box Elder, Sabian Red cymbal bronze spacer, and through-tang stainless steel nut,
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