Nashiji Bog Oak Chef 212mm

The newest one-of-a-kind kitchen knife build from Oliver Märtens of Kassel, Germany is easy to pick up and hard to put down. A long, hard, hair-popping sharp workhorse blade is forged from tough 1.2419.05 tungsten-carbon steel that's poised to perform any task the kitchen can throw at it. With superbly shaped convex bevels that slope downward to a thin, near-zero edge, this knife packs a touch more durability and strength than some of Oliver's work, yet as expected, a full-distal taper leads to an extremely fine, pointed tip, allowing the 212mm / 8.3" long by 61mm tall blade to perform with confidence, versatility, and finesse wherever it's needed. Oliver's recognizable matte grey forced-patina finished bevels are complemented by the blade flat's nashiji texturing that shows the marks of its hand-hammered origins. For comfort and control Oliver has selected a piece of bog oak, secured with a single brass pin, and capped with an heirloom-fit ferrule of solid micarta. 

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Crafting purposefully designed, hand-forged chef's knives at his Kassel studio, German bladesmith Oliver Märtens builds function-first cutlery with simple, elegant lines and unabashed utility. A long-time tool mechanic with nearly a decade of metalworking experience, his culinary knives offer thin, razor-sharp blades, Japanese edge profiles, and unique, elegant, comfortable handles.

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Blade length: 212mm / 8.3". Overall length: 323mm / 12.7". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 2.7mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.1mm. Blade height at heel: 61mm. Weight: 5.5oz / 154g.
Blade: 1.2419.05 tungsten-carbon steel. Handle: Bog oak with solid linen micarta ferrule and brass pin.
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