Stainless San Mai Chef 220mm

Forged from Salem Straub's house-made 410 stainless steel-clad san mai with CruForge-V carbon edge, this 220mm / 8.66" chef knife brings strength and versatility in a lightweight, balanced package. Thin and sharp at the edge, the bevel geometry finds a welcomed middle ground, slim enough for effortless slices and detail work, while providing enough heft for more demanding cuts. In beautiful, stabilized boxelder with reclaimed cymbal spacer and black G10 bolster, the handle is contoured for a natural, comfortable feel in the hand. 

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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: 220mm / 8.66". Overall length: 335mm / 13.19". Blade width at heel: 2.9mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 56mm. Weight: 6.3oz / 180g .
Blade: 410 stainless steel clad san mai with CruForge-V carbon steel edge. Handle: Stabilized boxelder with bronze spacer and G10 bolster.
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