Forged by hand in Philadelphia, this gorgeous kitchen laser from bladesmith Steve Pellegrino delivers a very thin, razor sharp, and wonderfully balanced 230mm / 9.25" blade to the cutting board. Shaped from W2 carbon steel differentially heat-treated to reveal a subtle hamon line just beneath the forge-finished flats, the blade stands 55mm tall, ready for action with a full distal taper that slims to a needle-like tip as thin and precise as they come. A go-to chef knife for daily meal prep with the versatility of a long, stiff, and sturdy profile combined with especially thin geometry. Dark, slightly patinated bevels begin flat and transition to a subtle convex contour above the edge for performance and food release. To wield this beautiful, no-nonsense blade is a handle of sculpted black & white ebony, shaped for comfort, and secured atop liners of black micarta with two polished stainless steel pins.