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The Alchemist - 6in (150mm) Damascus Petty Culinary Knife

“The Alchemist” 6in (150mm) Damascus petty knife. Imbued with the power of the Philosopher’s Stone, this mystical knife sports clusters of gold and swirls of silver in the wa-style octagonal polyurethane resin handle, as well as a mesmerizing blade that transmutes all it touches into the richest of dishes. (Made with gold metal leaf flake and aluminum chips created by my CNC mill when we cut fixtures parts for knifemaking.)

The blade is made from VG10 core hardened to 60 HRC. Multiple layers of stainless are forged on both sides of the blade that protect the core and result in the damascus layer pattern. VG10 is a high hardness stainless that doesn’t require the maintenance or care of a carbon steel. VG10 blades should be sharpened with a water stone, synthetic stone, or diamond. Do not use a honing steel on this blade. The edge angle is sharpened to 17 degrees and then stropped to a super sharp finish. The blade is 6” (150 mm) long, with a convex surface grind.⠀

Features:

  • Blade Style: Petty
  • Edge Finish: Slight curve for chopping and slicing
  • Blade Grind: Double bevel
  • Grind Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Blade Face: Flat, can be used to crush or transport food
  • Handle Style: Wa Octagonal
  • Tang: Tapered stick tang, epoxied in

Materials:

  • Blade Material: VG-10 core with multilayer stainless cladding
  • Blade Pattern: Grater (Dragonscale) Damascus 
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC at VG-10 core. Stainless cladding is softer.
  • Handle Material: Resin

Dimensions:

  • Blade Cutting Length: 6 inches (150 mm)
  • Overall Length: 11 inches (275 mm)
  • Handle Width: ~ 1in
  • Blade Height (Max):  inches ( mm)
  • Blade Thickness at spine (Max):  inches (2 mm)

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