Wrought Gidgee Chef 255mm

When Salem Straub delivers a new and striking material combination employed in his recognizable style, with ten inch blade no less, it's hard not to get overly excited...impossible, in fact. This one-of-a-kind chef knife, featuring a 255mm / 10" cutting edge, is forged by hand from a homemade san mai formula with hard core of CruForge V carbon steel and cladding of beautiful, reclaimed wrought iron sourced from an old Kalispell, Montana bridge, imparting not only on the blade, but on the sculpted and detailed bolster as well, a storied piece of history. Thin, light, and quick in the hand for its size, the blade enjoys a flat grind with enough convexity added above the razor-sharp edge for food release and overall performance. The rounded spine maintains stiffness and near uniformity for much of its length until it tapers in the final inches to a high, pointed, needle-like tip for detail work. Beyond the stand-out bolster with stepped-down heirloom fit is a gorgeous piece of ringed gidgee sculpted into a comfortable Western form and completed with a single, domed, and polished steel pin. A tool to easily become your go-to knife in the kitchen, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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The Story

A self-taught blacksmith who began shaping metal with a charcoal forge and hand tools at the age of twenty, Salem Straub of Promethean Knives more recently won the 2nd season of the History Channel's Forged in Fire. Honing his techniques and studying the nuances of bladesmithing, Salem's well-rounded metalworking and blacksmithing abilities have been focused squarly on edged tools since 2012. The sole-authorship nature of each tool he builds is key for Salem, providing opportunity for attention to the subtlest details, often resulting in objects that blend the line between art and function. Forging his own mosaic damascus, building integral construction handles, heat treating in house and designing each minutia of each knife, it's an honor to present Salem's work here on Eatingtools.

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Blade: 255mm / 10". Overall length: 385mm / 15.2". Blade width at heel: 2.2mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.2mm. Blade height at heel: 58mm. Weight: 7.9oz / 224g.
Blade: Old bridge wrought iron cladding over Cru-Forge V carbon steel core at 62-63 HRC hardness. Handle: Ringed gidgee with sculpted wrought iron bolster and domed stainless pin.
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