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8 Inch Chefs

Robert Burns

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Several months ago I was approached to do a limited edition line of chef's knives for a small company in New York. After much discussion of design they are almost done, all that remains is for the companies logo to be laser etched into the box lids and the logos (their's and mine to be put on the knives). While I was finishing these up I also made another 8 inch chef's knife for my sister as a present for her helping out with my upcoming wedding. All comments and criticisms welcome. Thanks for looking!




Standard model

- Overall length: 14 1/2 inches

-Blade: 15n20 and 1095

-Handle: Stabilized black ash burl with stainless steel pins.




"Executive"? Model:

- Overall length: 14 1/2 inches

-Blade: 15n20 and 1095

-Handle: Mastodon molar, ebony, and mosaic pins







Curly maple and curly Mahogany







Chef's knife for my sister:


Overall length: 14 1/2 inches

Blade: W2

Handle: Mastodon molar, snakewood, ebony.

Pins: copper tubing and stainless steel










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Thanks guys and yes mastodon molar can be tricky, this was my first time working with anything mammoth or mastodon. It was stabilized but it sparked a TON when cutting it on a band saw it also had a lot of hard and soft spots which made it tricky to grind. It's also extremely prone to cracking and wanting to fall apart so you do have to be quite careful with it, plus it is pretty expensive! ;) Dennis, I hope she likes it, she doesn't know that she is getting it or that she is getting any sort of gift right now so hopefully it will be a big surprise.

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Top notch Robert! Love them!

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