Verawood Shibuichi Cleaver 185mm

Bladesmith Nick Anderson delivers his rendition of a Chinese Cleaver in unique and magnificent style, forging high-performance AEB-L stainless steel to form the 185mm long by 87mm tall blade. For your cutting pleasure, silky, hand-sanded bevels feature compound 's-grind' geometry, thin at the edge, convex above for strength, and immediately concave beginning at the half-inch mark for food release and balance. Then, just beneath a nicely faceted and slightly tapered blade spine, is a forge-finished area of the blade's flats that leads into the wide, forged tang before entering the handle. And it is this handle that we especially cannot get enough of. The predominant material is verawood, the Argentinian cousin to lignum vitae, known as the Tree of Life; two species which produce some of the densist hardwoods on the planet. In an octagonal form with rounded edges, the wood meets, at either end, shibuichi that Nick has painstakingly cast by hand for this project, using the traditional Japanese approach to working with this copper alloy. Centered at the rear of the handle is a domed and hammered carbon steel retention nut cap, and at the front, on the left side of the ferrule, you will find the crown of the piece, a fine silver inlay, a phoenix rising. A knife that gives the power to soar.  

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$2,950.00




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Bladesmith Nick Anderson of Nanda Knives in Oakland, California forges world class, sole-authorship chef's knives and cutlery for working and home cooks alike. Tied not to a particular design niche or set of ingredients, Nick's knives do have one thing in common: they are crafted with the utmost care and precision, and finished to the tightest tolerances, to create true works of functional art of the highest quality. Raised in Northern California, it was in Chiang Mai, Thailand where Nick first learned to control metal with fire and a hammer. With a lifetime of creative pursuits to draw from, ranging from glass art to bronze sculpture, metal fabrication and jewelry, Nick now teaches bladesmithing in Oakland and crafts extraordinary, one-of-a-kind kitchen knives.

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Size
Blade length: 185mm / 7.3". Overall length: 347mm / 13.7". Blade width at the choil: 3.8mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.1mm. Blade height at heel: 87mm. Weight: 12.7oz / 360g.
Material
Blade: Forged AEB-L stainless steel. Handle: Argentinian Verawood with house-made shibuichi fittings, hammered steel retention pin cap, and fine silver inlay.
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