Rosewood Raindrop Chef 200mm

This new 200mm long, 54mm tall chef knife custom made by Matt Rubendall of Ruby Knives features a thin, beautifully tapered blade that ends at a laser tip with a touch of flex, paired with plenty of strength at the heel and a balance point just in front of the handle. Handmade in Brooklyn from 52100 carbon steel with a unique, forced 'raindrop' pattern vinegar patina and excellent convex bevel for great food release, a rounded choil and spine provide comfort and good looks to an already superb blade. Brazilian Rosewood and maple with three steel pins create a comfortable, simple handle which stops just short of the blade's heel to provide easy transitions and use in a pinch-grip. The handcrafted saya is made from burned oak, with a two-piece octagonal pin of wenge.

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Matthew Rubendall of Ruby Knives builds sole-authorship handmade chef knives at his shop in South Brooklyn. A long-time custom classical guitar maker, Matt's attention to detail and appreciation for simple designs and function-first style has made him a talented knifemaker with a classic, refined aesthetic that we love. 

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Blade length: 200mm / 7.87". Overall length: 335mm / 13.2". Blade width at choil: 2.7mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 0.8mm. Blade height at heel: 54mm. Weight: 6.4oz / 180g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with forced patina. Handle: Brazilian Rosewood with maple. Saya: Burned white oak with wenge and mosaic saya pin.
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