Buckeye Burl Forged Chef 210mm

Forged to shape by James Oatley, the hammer marks on this 210mm / 8.27" blade tell the story of its creation. Thin behind the edge and stiff at the spine, the 12c27 stainless blade stands 56mm tall with a gentle curve to the edge, making this an outstanding all-around daily prep knife for both delicate and more demanding tasks. A dyed blue buckeye burl handle with brass bolster raises slightly from the plane of the blade's edge making this a formidable chopper. Beautiful, curly, burly redwood is used for the saya, topped with a brass pin.

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The Story

Based in St. Leonards, Australia, James Oatley uses a variety of techniques and materials to produce heirloom-quality kitchen cutlery one at a time at his one-man studio. James holds himself to the highest of standards, resulting in what many consider to be works of art, each knife built to last generations while standing up to the demands of any kitchen.

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Blade length: 210mm / 8.27". Overall length: 380mm / 14.9" overall. Blade width at the choil: 2.0mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 56mm. Weight: 7.1oz / 202g. Hardness: 61 HRC.
Blade: Forged 12c27 stainless steel. Handle: Stabilized, dyed buckeye burl with brass bolster. Saya: Curly, burly redwood with brass pin.
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