New Burke - SG2

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  1. Jun 24, 2013 #1

    xdrewsiferx

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    Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Damascus San Mai and Ebony (8-1/2 in)

    Product Description for Chef's Knife (Gyuto) with Damascus San Mai and Ebony (8-1/2 in)
    Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
    Price: $1,925.00
    Item num: 91392
    *** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
    Blade length: 8.50 in.
    Total length: 14.25 in.
    Blade width: 1.90 in.
    Blade thickness: 0.10 in.
    Item weight: 6.00 oz.
    Blade: San mai blade combining a powdered metallurgical (PM) SG2 stainless steel core with stainless damascus sides
    Bolster: Buffalo horn
    Handle: Ebony wood
    Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Master Smith June 2008, creates hunting knives and culinary knives. His work is frequently noted as being among the best in the world -- both in his understanding of design and the keen, long lasting edges. His knives are a pleasure to hold and a joy to use.
    This high performance chef's knife is a perfect choice as a primary knife in the kitchen. The long, deep-bellied blade is well suited for slicing vegetables and meats. The gentle arc of the cutting edge is perfect for a rocking, chopping motion with plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board.
    The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai. A dramatic damascus is forged to the sides of a high performance SG2 PM stainless steel. The bright, swirling pattern created from stainless steel and nickel is offset by the darkened SG2 core.
    The traditional Japanese octagonal handle is formed from dark toned ebony. The traditional octogonal shape, affords ergonomic control and comfort -- even when used for many hours. This handle shape, while being different from Western handles quickly becomes a favorite. A jet black buffalo horn ferrule completes the handle. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2013 #2

    WildBoar

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    I have to say I'm not much of a fan of random damascus, but this one really looks interesting. Reminds me of looking at an old relief map. This will be a great score for someone.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2013 #3

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    So this is the Sg2 Damascus Bill was talking about. Looks like the best of both worlds, visually stunning and a great cutter.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2013 #4

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    That has got to be the coolest, most barbaric, over the top jigane/hagane border I have ever seen! :viking:
     
  5. Jun 24, 2013 #5

    markenki

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    Very nice! I should try to pay you a visit before this sells. :)
     
  6. Jun 24, 2013 #6
    This is actually the first blade that I made from this steel. test results can be read in the thread "sg2 core damascus san mai" thread in my sub forum. it has been deep etched and lightly buffed.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2013 #7

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    Like a lot but no funds
     
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    mkriggen

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    Anybody else notice that Drew's avatar pic looks like he's in a police lineup? I'm just saying :chin:
     
  9. Jun 24, 2013 #9
    Beautiful knife and ebony/horn is always a classy look.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2013 #10

    xdrewsiferx

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    LOL I have not ever thought of it that way :D
     
  11. Jul 13, 2013 #11

    neelesh

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    happy to take this one, if available for sale

    neelesh
     
  12. Jul 13, 2013 #12

    Von blewitt

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  13. Jul 13, 2013 #13

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    Somebody bought it...did you get it Neelesh?
     
  14. Jul 13, 2013 #14

    ChuckTheButcher

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    I got it about two hours ago. Had my eye on it for weeks. Will put up pics when it get hear.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2013 #15

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    SWEET!!! Love to see the good stuff go to KKF'ers.
     
  16. Jul 13, 2013 #16

    Von blewitt

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    You'll have to let us know how the SG2 compares to Bills 52100
     
  17. Jul 13, 2013 #17
    Very nice buy, that is a beautiful knife.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2013 #18

    danielomalley

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    ChucktheButcher has several Burke knives and so will be able to a good side by side comparison! I've been amazed in my testing of SG2 vs 52100 -- both with Bill's heat treatment. The SG2 is an amazing performer!

    -daniel
     
  19. Jul 13, 2013 #19

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    I'll be sure to let every one know how it compares. Can't wait to see for my self.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2013 #20

    neelesh

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    well done Chuck the Butcher, hold on to any Bill Burke. Someday, you can use them for collateral for that new house
     
  21. Jul 14, 2013 #21

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    There is a pretty cool forge finish santoku up now for under 1k. I've never seen a forge finish Burke like that. Somebody should jump on it.
     
  22. Jul 14, 2013 #22
    Chuck, you have never seen one because the two that Daniel has are the first ones that I have done. but there will be more.
     

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