Two distinct and equally captivating damascus patterns form the blade of this integral chef knife, hand-forged in Detroit by bladesmith Niko Nicolaides. A canister pattern created with ball bearings and carbon steel powder meets an edge bar of low-layer twist damascus, complementing each other aesthetically to form the 205mm / 8" blade with relatively straight edge that can still rock on the board when desired, to make full use of the 53mm tall height at the heel. The softly rounded and sculpted integral bolster meets a unique, eye-catching piece of custom G.L. Hansen & Sons G-carta with bands of red, burgundy, and black. An outstanding full-size chef with Eastern-style blade, Western-style handle, and sharp, convex workhorse edge, for many years of meal prep in working or home kitchens alike.