Buckeye Tiled Mosaic Chef 240mm

To simply call this a ‘damascus chef knife’ does not do justice to what Salem Straub has created. The tiled mosaic pattern endowed with the concave portion of the blade's compound S-grind bevel geometry is mesmerizing on its own. Pair that to an edge bar of alternating twist patterns, low-layer, then 'bajillion layer' as Salem calls it, and back again, gives this build a jaw-dropping quality that leaves us wanting more. The beautifully sculpted Western-style handle is carved from stunning  buckeye burl to complete the package. 

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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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Blade: 240mm / 9.45". Overall length: 355mm / 14". Blade width at heel: 2.6mm. Blade width 1" from the tip: 1mm. Blade height at heel: 54mm. Weight: 7.3oz / 208g.
Blade: House-made mosaic damascus. Handle: Buckeye burl.
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