Micarta A2 Chef 220mm

A classic daily-use chef knife handcrafted in Washington State by maker Dan Bidinger. Dan's uncompromising focus on utility and all of the details that make a chef's knife a hard-use tool are present in this build: a full-size 220mm / 8.7" blade in A2 high-carbon tool steel in a profile that chops, slices, minces, and dices, rocking nicely on the board, and delivering a sharp, hard, convex edge for every cut. Standing 57mm tall at the heel with a rounded spine and choil this beauty is exceedingly comfortable in any grip, while a steady and superb distal taper lead from a stiff blade in the rear to a slightly flexible and very thin tip at the front for detail work and precision slices. Rounding out the comfortable, hand-and-heart-filling experience is a sculpted handle in dark micarta with two bronze pins that can simply be described as providing pure joy at the cutting board.

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Admired by fellow culinary knifemakers for his clean designs, utilitarian profiles, refined geometry, and outstanding fit and finish, Sequim, Washington artisan Dan Bidinger crafts one-of-a-kind chef knives for the home and professional chef. A self-taught knifemaker over the past half a decade, Dan has immersed himself in the artisan community to learn the nuances of what makes a high-performance tool for the kitchen, developing his own design style and crafting sleek, purpose-built knives from a variety of steels. An emphasis on precision bevel geometry and compound grinds has gained Dan a following by chefs who prefer a Western-style blade with aggressive tips, long, thin edges, and laser-like cutting styles.

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Blade length: 220mm / 8.7". Overall length: 342mm / 13.5". Blade width at the choil: 3mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 0.8mm. Blade height at heel: 57mm. Weight: 7.5oz / 212g.
Blade: A2 carbon steel. Handle: Micarta with bronze pins.
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