Boxelder Integral Damascus Chef 242mm

A superb one-of-a-kind integral damascus chef knife hand forged by Saul Kokkinos-Kennedy of SKK Knives in Melbourne, Australia. The 242mm / 9.5" blade is crafted from 1084 & 15n20 'Explosion' pattern damascus, with a distal taper that thins from a stiff 2.8mm spine at the maker's mark to a slim, semi-flexible 0.4mm width one centimeter from the tip. The convex secondary bevel geometry produces a thin, sharp blade, while leaving enough heft behind the edge to make this a fantastic workhorse in the kitchen, balancing just behind the heel and featuring a slight curve for gentle rocking on a board. The integral bolster, expertly formed to match the octagonal handle profile, flows with grace into a black G10 spacer that is paired with an adjacent brass spacer, and then into the stabilized curly spalted boxelder which is capped at the end with peened brass and a steel pin. A truly beautiful culinary tool in every way. 

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Saul Kokkinos-Kennedy of SKK Knives developed an interest in metalwork at a young age as the son of a goldsmith, working in a number of disciplines involving metal and blacksmithing over the years before embarking on a mission to craft heirloom-quality chef knives for professional and home cooks. The "combination of functionality, artistic design and science, plus a love of cooking and using sharp knives" is where Saul's culinary tool inspiration comes from. This Boxelder Integral Damascus Chef is a shining example of Saul's ability to marry stunning aesthetic design with uncompromised function.

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Blade length: 242mm / 9.5". Overall length: 375mm / 14.75" overall. Blade width at maker's mark: 2.8mm. Blade width at midpoint: 1.8mm. Blade width 10mm from tip: 0.4mm. Blade height at heel: 56mm. Weight: 7.8oz / 222g.
Blade: housemade 1084 & 15n20 Explosion pattern damascus. Handle: Stabilized curly spalted boxelder with brass and black G10 spacers and a brass butt cap.
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Boxelder Integral Damascus Chef 242mm