Buckeye Burl Damascus Santoku 185mm

Unique, exotic, intoxicating. Some of the words that could be used to accurately describe this one-of-a-kind santoku handcrafted in Washington state by Salem Straub of Promethean Knives. An edge of CruForge V steel is matched to a multi-bar "Twisted W's" pattern damascus mosaic to form the ultra-thin 52mm tall blade with compound S-grind geometry and rounded, polished spine and choil. Equally as breathtaking, the handle is carved from buckeye burl with a purple dyed boxelder burl bolster and frame of blue G10. Bravo, Salem, bravo. 

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A self-taught blacksmith who began shaping metal with a charcoal forge and hand tools at the age of twenty, Salem Straub of Promethean Knives more recently won the 2nd season of the History Channel's Forged in Fire. Honing his techniques and studying the nuances of bladesmithing, Salem's well-rounded metalworking and blacksmithing abilities have been focused squarly on edged tools since 2012. The sole-authorship nature of each tool he builds is key for Salem, providing opportunity for attention to the subtlest details, often resulting in objects that blend the line between art and function. Forging his own mosaic damascus, building integral construction handles, heat treating in house and designing each minutia of each knife, it's an honor to present Salem's work here on Eatingtools.

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Blade: 185mm / 7.28". Overall length: 320mm / 12.6". Blade width at heel: 1.9mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 52mm. Weight: 4.6oz / 136g.
Blade: Multi-bar Twisted W's pattern damascus with CruForge V edge. Handle: Buckeye burl with dyed boxelder burl bolster and blue G10 frame.
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Buckeye Burl Damascus Santoku 185mm