June, 2015

Damascus Kitchen Utility – June 2015

Sylvan Style Kitchen Knives

5″ Kitchen Utility in Damascus

After completing prototypes of my Sylvan series of kitchen knives – and putting them to daily use – this is the first for-sale Sylvan style knife. The Sylvan series combines elegance, functionality, and exceptional ergonomics with a modicum of panache – if I do say so myself.

The 5″ blade is of 1095/15N20 Damascus from a 700 layer billet created here at Elemental Forge. This kitchen utility knife is just over 9″ overall. Brass bolster. Mosaic pin by Sally Martin. Bubinga handle finished in a mix of bee’s wax, carnauba wax, and food grade mineral oil that is both food safe and stands up to kitchen use.

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$475 + $25 shipping & handling – SOLD

Note that custom knives with natural material handles will be ruined if put through the dishwasher. These knives must be hand washed. High carbon steel blades will rust and should be hand washed and dried after use. High carbon blades will take a patina over time from foods such as onion, tomato, etc.

I am currently working on a set of stainless steel Sylvan kitchen knives that are dishwasher tolerant.