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Forged Chef's Knife from Gude
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Forged Chef's Knife from Gude

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Hand-Forged of Damascus Steel
More than just a knife - Truly a work of art

ONLY ONE OR TWO of these extraordinary knives are available each year - and once they are gone, we will not carry more. This is your chance to own a true heirloom, a Solingen-made masterpiece.

Now in its fourth generation, the Gude Knife Company of Solingen, Germany makes forged knives in small numbers - entirely by hand. World-renowned Gude knives have won a great number of enthusiastic devotees, from professional chefs, to dedicated hobby chefs, to anyone who appreciates their truly amazing workmanship.

  • Handmade in Solingen, Germany
  • Craftsmanship of uncompromising quality
  • Fire-forged by hand by Markus Balbach
  • 21-cm long blade is forged with a 1.5-ton hammer
  • More than 40 working steps are required to craft each knife
  • Approximately 280 layers are forged to one piece
  • Layers consist of high carbon tooling steel for hardness and for flexibility
  • Damascus steel is a hard, resilient steel often decorated and used for sword blades
  • Called "Wild Damascus Steel" because of the irregular structures on the blade
  • Design on the blade is a result of a special etching process (the high carbon steel becomes dark)
  • Nickel-Steel (5-6% Nickel)
  • Steel is NOT stainless
  • Desert iron wood handle
  • Perfect balance and knife control
  • Use a sharpening steel or stone to sharpen the blade
  • Clean by hand only
  • Protect blade with acid-free oil

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