Birdseye Integral Chef 202mm

Forged by hand from 576 layers of pattern-welded 1084 & 15n20 carbon damascus steel, our first chef knife from Massachusetts bladesmith Emiliano Carrillo is light, balanced, and a pleasure to both hold and behold. Slim from the moment it departs the beautiful integral bolster, the blade's spine need taper only slightly as it nears the tip, easily allowing the blade to flex laterally for half or more of its length. Giving it a versatile and welcoming feel, the quick and nimble build, at just 4.4oz / 126g overall weight, offers a Western-style profile that rocks on the board, with a balanced edge and flat primary bevels that maintain enough material for tougher cuts, and a needle-like tip at the end for detail work. The handle, comfortable and classically shaped, is sculpted from bird's eye maple with a spacer of moose antler. 

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The Story

In the early days, Emiliano Carrillo, New Hampshire-based blacksmith and bladesmith, learned to make bloomery iron and carbon steels from base elements collected from the Earth, crafting a furnace from clay, peat moss, and sand in which to combine his ingredients. Focusing on historical reproductions of ancient tools such as swords and spears, reverse engineering their every detail, Emiliano developed a deep, holistic, 'bone-knowing' knowledge of the processes and methods that most inspire him. Now, with the desire to craft functional objects which will be both coveted and used and appreciated daily by their owners, Emiliano's time, in addition to teaching, is dedicated in a large way to the creation of chef knives, each developed using the same historical principals and techniques learned through the years. From modern pattern-welded steels, to house-made tamahagne and oroshigane, and locally reclaimed handle materials, each knife is a work of culinary art.

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Blade: 202mm / 8". Overall length: 323mm / 12.7". Blade width at heel: 1.6mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 0.8mm. Blade height at heel: 49.8mm. Weight: 4.4oz / 126g.
Blade: 576 layer blade of 15n20 and 1084 carbon steels. Handle: New Hampshire birdseye maple and moose antler.
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