Chef Knife w. Damascus Steel Blade, 29cm

This Damascus steel chef knife is a real eye-catcher. The razor-sharp blade of this kitchen knife allows you to perform virtually all cutting tasks in a breeze. The elegant olive wood handle fits comfortably in the hand and provides a secure grip when cutting. More information...

€85,00
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Chef Knife w. Damascus Steel Blade, 29cm

This knife is part of our own Ha Teikoku kitchen knife collection.

Details:

  • Blade material: Damascus steel, 67 layers
  • Handle material: olive wood
  • Overall length approx. 29cm
  • Blade length approx. 16.5cm
  • Blade thickness approx. 2mm
  • Weight approx. 183 g

As olive wood is a natural product, variations in colour and grain are quite normal. Each knife is therefore a one of a kind piece with its own characteristics and patterns.

The terms Damascus steel, damascene or pattern welded designate a compound steel forged out of two or more different types of steel. It is named after its birthplace, the Syrian city of Damascus, a former stronghold of the patterned steel production. As a common practice, a harder high carbon steel and a milder low carbon steel are repeatedly forge welded and folded together. The high carbon steel ensures a higher hardness, a better temperability and longer lasting edge retention, whereas the milder steel confers greater blade flexibility and tensile strength. This procedure, which arose in a time where steel qualities were often low and inconsistent, enables to combine the positive attributes of the various steel grades. Besides, the different shadings generated by the varying carbon content of the alternating layers engender strikingly beautiful patterns, such as the twisted motif called Torsion Damascus pattern or the Rose Damascus pattern. Undoubtedly, these unusual patterns partly explain why inherent magical properties were attributed to the Damascus steel blades of the Middle Ages.

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