Chainette Damascus Chef 262mm

In six-bar chainette mosaic damascus of artists Salem Straub's creation comes the newest chef knife from this remarkable Washington-based bladesmith. At 262mm / 10", the thin, hard, razor-sharp edge is only the beginning. Symmetrical compound 'S-Grind' bevel geometry produced performance and balance, and when combined with Salem's superb heat-treatment, a beautifully measured degree of lateral flexibility throughout the blade's long length. A fine, pointed tip for detail work complements a consistently balanced cutting edge that threads the needle between laser-like finesse and the versatility for every cut in the kitchen. Through the octagonal, integral bolster, along the spine, and from heel to tip, the details of the stunning, and stunningly intricate, damascus pattern, are on full display. Between damascus and maple wood is a recessed, heirloom-fit spacer of Sabian Red cymbal bronze. 

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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: 262mm / 10.3". Overall length: 395mm / 15.6". Blade width at heel: 2.3mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 62mm. Weight: 9.6oz / 272g.
Blade: Six-bar mosaic Chainette pattern carbon damascus steel in 1080 and 15n20 alloys. Handle: Maple with Sabian Red cymbal bronze spacer, and through-tang stainless steel nut.
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