Santoku (Spalted Maple)
The Santoku chef's knife is forged from a used lawnmower blade. This chunk of high-carbon tool steel has been given a second life, and a new chance as a slicing, dicing, and chopping tool in your personal or professional kitchen. You could even cut some grass with it - just watch out for rocks.
The steel has been annealed, forged, shaped, hardened, and carefully tempered - giving this blade a hard edge with great flexibility. The blade has a forge-finish and has also been force etched to introduce a patina to the steel - which helps prevent further corrosion of the steel over time.
The handle is made from a stabilized piece of spalted maple - from a tree that fell down during a windy day in Corbett, Oregon. The handle is glued and pinned through the steel tang of the knife. The handle has a Cyanoacrylate finish.
Overall Length: 11.0″
Blade Length: 7″
Thickness: roughly .175″
Steel: Full-tang, High Carbon, 55-57 HRC
Finish: Forge finish/ force etched
Blade Depth: roughly 2″
Grind: Compound flat with flat micro bevel
Weight: 8.5 Ounces
*purchase includes knife.