Ancient Oak Chef 185mm

Forged at Joshua Prince's Rhode Island studio from his house-made stainless damascus steel, this gorgeous chef knife is built for the rigors of the kitchen and dressed for a night on the town. A beautiful etch shows off the alternating layers of 154 CPM and AEB-L stainless alloys which have been shaped into a 68mm tall profile that features a high, needle-like tip, thin edge, and convex bevels. Balanced just at the front of the integral bolster, which features a combination of etched-and-polished curves with forge-finished flat sides, the knife is refreshingly comfortable and natural in the hand. Behind the handle bolster that enjoys a stepped-down 'museum' fit is a large, sculpted piece of ancient bog oak, swelling in the rear, and boasting a striking synthetic opal inlay, the cap on the handle's hidden-tang retention bolt within. 

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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: 185mm / 7.3". Overall length: 330mm / 13". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3.2mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 68mm. Weight: 10.9oz / 310g.
Blade: Stainless damascus. Handle: Ancient bog oak with synthetic opal inlay.
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