River Drive Maple Chef 190mm

From bladesmith Nick Rossi of Maine, a stunning, darkly etched blade of low-layer twist carbon damascus steel delivers the combination of Rugged Utility and Contemporary Design that Nick is well known for in the realms of blacksmithing, and of course, the culinary arts. Balanced in the hand, keen and nimble on the cutting board, and built with heirloom quality for many, many meals to come, this hand-forged integral chef knife features a stiff, tapered, 190mm / 7.4" blade with gently curved profile and thin, sharp edge. Slim in the rear and sculpted to widen subtly toward the bolster, the incredibly comfortable handle is carved from classic linen micarta and features a spacer of beautiful, 200 year old red-dyed River Drive Maple. 

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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: 190mm / 7.4". Overall length: 325mm / 12.8". Blade width at choil: 3.6mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.1mm. Blade height at heel: 54mm. Weight: 8oz / 226g.
Blade: Low-layer carbon twist pattern damascus. Handle: Linen micarta with spacer of 200 year old red-dyed River Drive Maple.
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