Birch Burl Damascus Chef 210mm

Our first chef knife offering from Maine bladesmith Nick Rossi features a 210mm / 8.3" hand-forged damascus blade with a thin, sharp edge, fine tip, and wonderfully versatile profile that will rock on the board and slice like butter. Elegant, deeply etched, and textured, the 1095 and 15n20 blade steels combine to create an edge at 60 HRC that is both stiff and very thin beneath the tall, Western-style bevels that drop from a thin, balanced, and tapered spine which includes Nick's trademark 'hump' above his maker's mark. A beautiful piece of birch burl is gently sculpted to create a hand-filling and comfortable grip, the wood contrasted by a black G10 collar and frame. 

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The Story

At age 15, Nick Rossi was already working in the cutlery shop where he was first introduced to the world of custom knife making. In 2003 his work was featured in print. By 2006 Nick was teaching bladesmithing at the New England School of Metalwork. Now, and throughout, Nick has crafted function-first chef knives and kitchen cutlery at his Maine studio for working and home cooks alike. Forging his own damascus, sourcing classic, natural handle materials, and designing unique, simple and elegant blades for daily meal prep, Nick has developed a following and reputation on par with the best in the business, and we are honored to represent his work here on Eatingtools. 

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Blade length: 210mm / 8.3". Overall length: 345mm / 13.5". Blade width at choil: 2.6mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.4mm. Blade height at heel: 56mm. Weight: 7.5oz / 224g.
Blade: Carbon damascus with 1095 & 15n20 steels at 60 HRC. Handle: Birch burl, black G10 collar and frame, and copper pins.
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