Ladder W's Damascus Chef 205mm

Imagery of drawn out characters and fantasy seem to come to life in Salem Straub's homemade ladder-W's pattern carbon damascus. Forged in Washington State by the artist behind Promethean Knives, Salem has built a timeless, function-first 205mm / 8.1" chef knife, lightweight with versatile geometry and a stiff spine that will stand up to demanding tasks while providing a sharp edge and thin all-around grind for effortless slices. Designed for smaller hands, the stabilized boxelder burl handle with blue G10 frame offers a natural, comfortable, hand-hugging grip. 

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The Story

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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Size
Blade: 205mm / 7.28". Overall length: 310mm / 12.6". Blade width at heel: 2.4mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 52mm. Weight: 5.2oz / 148g.
Material
Blade: Ladder W's pattern damascus of CruForge V and 15N20 carbon steels. Handle: Stabilized boxelder burl with blue G10 frame.
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Ladder W's Damascus Chef 205mm