Micarta A2 Chef 202mm

A handsome, upswept, all-business blade profile shaped from A2 steel with aggressive tip and dark, polished, forced-patina finish define the latest workhorse from Dan Bidinger. With its high toughness and wear resistance, and a touch of added stain resistance compared with other high-carbon steels, Dan's choice of material to couple with a thin edge, sturdy, full-convex bevel geometry, and an aggressive, pointed tip, is emblematic of his desire to build a daily-use knife for home cooks and professional chefs alike. A steady full-distal taper along the rounded spine provides versatility for efficient chopping in the rear of the 55mm tall blade and slicing and detail work with the curved section of belly and very fine tip. To control this elegant tool is a simple, comfortable handle sculpted from black micarta secured with three brass 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: 202mm / 8". Overall length: 323mm / 12.7". Blade width at the choil: 3.1mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 55mm. Weight: 6.7oz / 192g.
Blade: A2 carbon steel. Handle: Micarta with bronze pins.
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