Amboyna Go Mai Bunka 217mm

A showstopper from Philadelphia bladesmith Steve Pellegrino, this bunka chef's knife will keep you cooking, and keep that smile on your face throughout. Forged from a go mai (five layer) house-made blade formula that boasts reclaimed chain wrought iron over pure nickel with a core of CruForge V carbon steel, the 217mm long by 66mm tall blade is crafted to be any chef's full-size, go-to workhorse. Wonderfully thin just above the edge from tip to heel, the bevels are beautifully shaped, convex, and robust where the knife balances at the choil, slimming steadily as you move forward, culminating at an extremely fine, precise tip for the most delicate and exacting slices. Rounded along choil and spine, comfort abounds in any grip. And we still haven't described the handle which we can't let go of. Hand-filling and octagonal with gentle facets and a domed end, moody amboyna burl is fixed with a copper pin and capped with an heirloom-fit bronze bolster that Steve forged by hand, sculpted, and patinated for a look to turn heads and a feel to die for. A saya from local cherry wood harvested by Steve himself is included.

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The son of a woodworker and grandson of a sheet metal tradesman, bladesmith Steve Pellegrino has been creating with his hands since an early age. Whether experimenting in his father's basement woodshop, or launching homemade rockets (including one which reached 37,000 feet and a velocity of 1,688mph!), Steve's creative, engineering mind pushes boundaries, earned him a degree from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and results in chef knives that are built for utility and performance. Steve's edges are thin and sharp, his balance natural and comfortable, his handles slim and efficient, and his fit-and-finish clean and crisp.

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Blade length: 217mm / 8.5”. Overall length: 337mm / 13.3”. Blade width at the choil: 3.6mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 66mm. Weight: 10.2oz / 290g.
Blade: Go mai with nickel and chain wrought cladding over Cru-Forge V carbon core. Handle: Dyed amboyna burl with bronze bolster. Saya: Cherry wood.
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