Plum San Mai Chef 255mm

The hand-forged san mai blade in Aogami No.2 with wrought iron cladding by Rob Trimarchi receives a kasumi finish by Lee Chew that produces a stunning and surreal finish that appears to mimic the pattern of a damascus etch. At 255mm with a balance point about an inch in front of the heel this is a workhorse from Rob, stiff and strong yet extremely thin behind the edge and with a distal taper that creates wonderful geometry and versatility. The plum handle is shaped organically, tapered from back to front with a wa-style rendition to the shape. A handmade cherry saya is included. 

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Hand-forging damascus, san mai and complete blades at his shop in Melbourne, Australia, Robert Trimarchi of The.Nine is a talented bladesmith with a recognizable look who focuses on simple, purpose-driven designs and materials. Robert is able to incorporate an artistic side into his tools using homemade damascus for san mai cladding, local hardwoods for handles and sayas, and beautiful presentation, which if you own one of his knives, you are sure to have enjoyed. 

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Blade length: 255mm / 10". Overall length: 415mm / 16.3" overall. Blade width at the choil: 3.7mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.7mm. Blade height at heel: 54mm. Weight: 8.6oz / 246g.
Blade: San mai with Aogami No.2 core and wrought iron cladding. Handle: Plum wood. Saya: Cherry wood.
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