Le Pinch Monosteel Chef 220mm

Bladesmith Joshua Prince has taken a single piece of high-carbon steel and carefully and thoughtfully forged it through heat and pressure into Le Pinch, a chef knife featuring a unique and beautiful forked handle. The handle's form allows the top and bottom pieces to flex slightly, providing unforeseen comfort and joy to its user. Between forked sections and blade is the one-piece handle's bolster element, wide and sculpted on top and bottom, and left textured from the forge on the sides. Then there is the blade; the business end of a tool built for daily use in the kitchen: Quite thin. hard, and razor-sharp at the 220mm / 8.7" edge, Josh has delivered a profile that rocks beautifully on the cutting board and offers a high, slim, yet strong tip at the end of the spine's full distal taper for detail work. To aid in food release and overall performance, compound geometry has been achieved through forging only, with a subtle, hollow span present above the lower convex stretch of the primary bevels, in the rear half of the blade. A stunning object from end to end. 

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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: 220mm / 8.7". Overall length: 370mm / 14.6". Blade width above heel: 3.1mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.1mm. Blade height at heel: 66mm. Weight: 10oz / 282g.
Blade: AEBL stainless steel. Handle: AEBL stainless steel.
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