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181mm Integral Damascus "Trowel" Chef

181mm Integral Damascus "Trowel" Chef

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181 x 49mm (7.1 x 1.9") integral damascus chef with a local curly maple handle. Yellow/Black carbon fiber accent. 

1084/W2 carbon steels. 

I was making some twist damascus for another project and ended up with WAYYY too much steel, so I made two knives out of some of the untwisted barstock. The forged shapes ended up a bit funky, with a lot of material above the bolster, so I decided to go with the shape, and here we are. I was apprehensive about how it would turn out, but I'm pleased with how it all went. 

This shape is reminiscent of the bowie knife from the American West. It's rounded shape will make it a great rock chopper. The grind and polish left it with a very thin profile at the edge, I imagine it will also act as a superb choice for portioning proteins. The flat clip point on the spine will be a great built-in bench scraper. It also just looks a bit like a trowel, hence the name, but I think it'll do a great job of picking up ingredients or scraps from your cutting board. 

As I was using leftover steel from my stock removal days, I was not able to mix in a high nickel steel. This meant that the two steels don't contrast as much as I would have liked, but it is still visible and a very cool knife. All in all a very unique piece from me.

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