Cuisinier 8" Handmade Damascus Steel Chef Knife - Black Micarta

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Since the beginning of time a chef has been an esteemed position in our society. Whether a tribe, a family, or in a 5-star restaurant, the chef, or Cuisinier, has been able to sustain and woo us with their culinary skills. A "Cuisinier" is a French term for chef. We named this gorgeous Damascus steel chef knife Cuisinier because we felt it gave respect to the men and women who make cooking their profession or hobby. 

Our 8” handmade Damascus steel chef knife will reinvigorate your cooking. This knife is by no means a dainty tool. Weighing half a pound, it is a beast of a knife and will easily chop through vegetables with authority, while giving you enough heft to slice through meat and bone. 

Made of 1095 and 15n20 steels, the high carbon content of 1095 gives this knife and extremely sharp and durable edge and makes it the ideal choice for chefs around the world. High carbon steels are much easier to sharpen than stainless steel knives as well. Over time, your Cuisinier will take on a beautiful patina and will truly become a one of a kind piece of art that is completely yours.

Cuisinier 8" Handmade Damascus Steel Chef Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 12"
  • Handle Length: 4"
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 3mm
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 264
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Black Micarta
  • Includes a wood presentation box

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials, there will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.

Care Instructions:

1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.

About Forseti Steel:

The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.

In addition to paying tribute to the Damascus practice in technique and appearance, Forseti Steel shows its respect for history's heroes, legends, and characters with their knives' names. The 9", walnut-handled Sentinel, for example, honors the Sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington.

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  • 5
    Great functional display price

    Posted by Sarah on May 31st 2017

    I bought this item for husband, the chef. He chastised me at first because he's heard that Damascus knives aren't sharp and tend to rust. Well, he's had to eat his words because he almost took his finger off the first time he used this blade it's so sharp. It's his favorite knife now and he's always whipping it out to impress company now. Also, we keep it oiled with just a little EVOO and no rust issues so far.