Aluminum Whale Cleaver 123mm

A whale of a creation by bladesmith and artist Joshua Prince, this one-of-a-kind chef's knife features a blade forged from Josh's house-made stainless damascus steel with integral bolster. The whale, however, is characterized not as much by the sperm whale-like snout, as the monumental feature toward the tale, giving the beast its 'aluminum' designation; a handle crafted from molten and poured solid aluminum. Balanced and uniquely comfortable in the hand, Joshua has delivered yet another head-turning tool that may purport to be pure art at first glance, but, as expected, doubles as a function-first culinary cutting tool. 

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The Story

Gravitating toward sculpture from an early age, wood, stone, clay, and concrete have all played the roll of canvas in Joshua Prince's artistic pursuits, with blacksmithing and bladesmithing stealing his heart and leading him to found Princeworks Forge. The opportunities to incorporate a wide variety of materials, colors, and texture in to objects that can be held in the hand, contemplated, and put to task in the kitchen, is what Joshua loves about crafting knives. And it shows, in his other-worldly designs, mesmerizing damascus patterns, and larger-than-life culinary objects. We're honored to represent Joshua's work here at Eatingtools.

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Blade length: 123mm / 4.8". Overall length: 267mm / 10.5". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 4.2mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.8mm. Blade height at heel: 60mm. Weight: 13oz / 368g.
Blade: Stainless steel in AEBL & CPM154. Handle: Poured aluminum.
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