"San Mai Mascus" Santoku 166mm

Another stunner from Austrian bladesmith Martin Huber, this piece not only boasts a ku mai (seven layer) house-made blade formula that includes stainless outer cladding, 25-layer damascus, pure nickel, and 1.2519 carbon steel core, but it also enjoys beautiful compound 'S-grind' geometry above a thin, sharp, hard edge built to cut. The hand-sanded satin blade shows the marks of the forging process on the flats and tang, complementing a rounded spine and choil, and a full distal taper to a very fine tip for detail work. Balanced just at the front of the handle the blade is quick and nimble in the hand; this knife is going to provide boundless kitchen pleasure. For comfort and control Martin has shaped a traditional shield-style wa handle, faceted along the top and rounded through the lower two-thirds, from a combination of bog oak, nickel silver, stabilized mammoth tooth, and gorgeous striped ironwood. 

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Introduced to metalsmithing as a mere toddler, Martin Huber, son and grandson to multiple blacksmiths, crafts handmade chef knives at his shop in Austria not far from where he grew up. After gaining experience with larger employers post-graduation, Martin began his own venture in 2016 and has been building handmade cutting tools since. An eye for culinary knives and a desire to put unique objects into the hands of chefs everywhere, Martin and his two employees design kitchen cutlery from house-made steels, ranging from unique mosaic damascus pattens to ku-mai construction and everything in between, sometimes collaborating with other makers, and always producing unique, one-of-a-kind object. Martin Huber knives are built to use, combining captivating material combinations and design styles with purpose-driven geometry and finishes.

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Blade length: 166mm / 6.5". Overall length: 313mm / 12.3". Blade width at the choil: 3.6mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.6mm. Blade height at heel: 53mm. Weight: 6.5oz / 183g.
Blade: Stainless clad ku mai with 25-layer damascus over 1.2519 carbon steel core. Handle: Striped ironwood, bog oak, nickel silver inlays, and mammoth tusk.
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