Queen of Hearts Chef 198mm

To steal hearts wherever she goes, the latest in a line of one-of-a-kind chef knife creations by bladesmith Charlie Ellis that explore combinations of unique damascus steel patterns paired to striking and complex handles, is the Queen of Hearts. In a slim, pointed profile with relatively straight edge, Charlie has hand forged a jaw-dropping 198mm / 7.8mm blade which enjoys his outstanding compound 'S-grind' geometry, pronounced toward the heel for chopping, and gently tapering out toward the needle-like tip that will slice and carve with ease, with a touch of lateral flexibility in tow. The integral bolster is nothing short of stunning, faceted along the top (as is the blade's spine in a continuation of the bolster's shape), and sculpted with beautiful curves along the bottom to match the forward taper and blade choil. Behind the bolster, dark bog oak and a silky piece of red dyed quilted maple with dreamy chatoyance complete the handle. Balancing just as handle meets blade, this beautiful object is as comfortable in the hand as it is heavy on the heart. 

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A long-time blacksmith and bladesmith, Charlie Ellis crafts one-of-a-kind chef knives at his North Carolina workshop. Drawn to making kitchen cutlery originally by the need in his own kitchen for reliable, high-quality blades, the knives Charlie produced quickly advanced beyond objects of his own use, and soon become objects of art and precision for others to enjoy. Function-first designs with integral bolsters, compound bevel geometry, sculpted handles, and unique materials and blade finishes, are noteworthy elements of many of the kitchen tools in our collection handmade by Charlie.

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Blade length: 198mm / 7.8". Overall length: 330mm / 13". Blade width at the choil: 3.9mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.1mm. Blade height at heel: 49mm. Weight: 7.3oz / 208g.
Blade: Triple alloy high carbon damascus steel. Handle: Bog oak, quilted maple, and G10.
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