Micarta A2 Chef 230mm

A full-size kitchen workhorse in tough, durable A2 carbon steel handcrafted by Dan Bidinger is your tool to make every cut in the kitchen with uncompromising efficiency and versatility. At 230mm / 9.1" long with a full distal taper along the rounded spine, the blade's bevels are nicely convex from heel to tip above a sharp, near-zero edge. Strong and sturdy in the back where the edge profile is flat for demanding chopping work and large ingredients, it gently transitions towards to a slim and aggressively pointed tip for detail cuts and slicing work in tandem with the upswept belly portion of the forward edge. The blade’s polished, forced-patina finish is not only beautiful but helps the knife move through foods effortlessly. Sculpted into a Western profile with a combination of facets and rounded faces, elegant lines and comfort in the hand define the handle of micarta with three bronze pins. 

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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: 230mm / 9.1". Overall length: 355mm / 14". Blade width at the choil: 3.1mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 55mm. Weight: 8.2oz / 234g.
Blade: A2 carbon steel. Handle: Micarta with bronze pins.
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