Boker Damascus Pure 8.625" Chef's Knife, Bog Oak Wood Handles - 131476DAM
BO131476DAM: Boker Damascus Pure Chef's Knife
Unique. Authentic. Pure. Along with the 145th anniversary of the Boker Knife Manufactory in Solingen, Damascus Pure kitchen knife series marks a milestone in the history of Boker kitchen knives.
Made completely by hand, this unique work of knife art impresses every fan of high class cutting tools made in Solingen. Famous custom knifemaker Jens Anso from Denmark created this puristic and extremely functional knife concept for Boker, in a traditional Scandinavian design.
The main focus of Jens Anso was the demanding user. The result, in his collaboration with the Boker R&D team, is a knife series that combines superior function with a simple design and excellent ergonomics. In keeping with the high end concept, only the best quality materials were selected, which takes the functionality of this series one step further. The knives in this series are not meant for collector's pieces for the showcase - they are designed for daily use and downright demand it!
For many years, Boker has worked successfully with American Damascus forger Chad Nichols from Mississippi. Chad is one of the most innovative Damascus forgers worldwide and impresses the international knife community with his hand forged stainless Damascus steels. Boker chose him as the ideal partner for this demanding project when it came to the selection of the adequate blade material. The "Boomerang" pattern, with its unique and attractive appearance, consists of 250 layers of steel and is, due to the stainless properties, the perfect choice for a high end kitchen knife. The blades not only show an appealing, contrasting pattern, they are also razor sharp and well balanced, and will conquer any cutting task with ease.
Another impressive feature of this series is the handle material. The bog oak wood is not a "species" of wood, but oak logs, which laid in water or swamps for centuries and came up when the ponds or swamps dried out. Over this long period of time, the tannic acid of the wood reacts with the iron salts in the water, which results in a very high hardness and a handsome, deep brown coloring. This exquisite handle material harmonizes perfectly with the forged Chad Nichols Damascus blade.
- Blade Length: 8.625"
- Overall Length: 13.375"
- Blade Material: Chad Nichols "Boomerang" Damascus
- Blade Thickness: 0.1"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Damascus
- Handle Material: Bog Oak
- Handle Thickness: 0.7"
- Weight: 8.1 oz.
- Designer: Jens Anso
- Made in Germany
One of the older steel Capitals of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.