Boker Damascus Superior Chef's Knife 8-5/8" Blade, African Grenadill Wood Handles - 130800DAM


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Part #: BO130800DAM | Boker Knives
BO130800DAM: Boker Damascus Superior | 8-5/8" Chef's Knife

There are knives that are truly unique. Just like their owner.


We asked ourselves how the knife of all knives could be made. Which materials and techniques could be used? Then we found the answer, and developed a world premier.

For the new Boker Damascus Superior we use, for the first time, a four strand Torsion Damascus with a separately forged Damascus cutting edge, which is done by German Damascus forger Andreas Henrichs with fascinating precision, exclusively for Boker. In an extremely elaborate process, single Damascus layers are forged by hand to a massive square Damascus bar. This square bar is twisted 15 times, which creates the unique pattern of Torsion Damascus. Four of those strands, and a fifth non-twisted Damascus strand are forge-welded into the final shape.

The result is a blade blank with extraordinary structure, unbelievable stability, and the basis for excellent cutting ability. In the Boker Manufactory in Solingen, the blade blank will then be processed by hand in more than 150 steps to the complete knife.


This method of forging Damascus was used in the Middle Ages to forge extremely high class sword blades for the gentry. Swords made of Torsion Damascus were extremely rare and sought after, so much so that the Vikings raided parts of Europe to obtain such swords.


For the handle, we use African Grenadill hardwood. Grenadill wood offers a beautiful grain, which is a perfect addition to the intricate blade, and provides an excellent balance to the knife. Due to its high content of oil, it is highly moisture resistant.

The impressive wooden handle is framed by two Damascus bolsters and a Damascus butt cap, both made of stainless powder metallurgical Damascus with 300 layers. The handle pieces are individually hand-fitted to each blade, providing balance and beauty.

Each of these works of art boasts an individual serial number, making it possible to track the entire production process in the Boker Manufactory. The knife will be delivered in an exclusive wooden presentation case and includes a certificate of authenticity and owner‘s manual.

Experience a knife which, when forged in this exclusive manner, is like no other.

  • World Premier: an exclusive kitchen knife made of handforged Torsion Damascus with 300 layers. A true
  • masterpiece of Solingen craftsmanship.
  • Extraordinary edge retention, with a separately forged cutting edge.
  • High quality handle made of moisture resistant Grenadill hardwood.
  • Bolsters and butt cap made of stainless Damascus with 300 layers.
  • Blade length: 8-5/8"
  • Thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Overall length: 13-1/2"
  • Weight: 7.1 oz.
  • Item No. 130800DAM
  • Made in Solingen, Germany

UPC Code: 788857015940

Made in Germany
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.
Damascus Steel
Damascus Steel 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.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Semi-Custom 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.
Boker Damascus Superior Chef's Knife 8-5/8" Blade, African Grenadill Wood Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Boker Damascus Superior Chef's Knife 8-5/8" Blade, African Grenadill Wood Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Yannick Alléno
Paris France
Jun 11, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
I have this knife.
I am the head chef at Le Meurice. In Paris, France it is a very good.


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