Kodiak 8" Damascus Steel Chef Knife with Rosewood Handle

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Named after Kodiak Island in Alaska, both for its rugged looks and excellent build quality. The Kodiak 8” Damascus Steel Chef Knife is the perfect addition to your kitchen knife collection. It has a deep 2” blade that protects your fingers and knuckles while using the knife and allows you to grip the knife in different ways. 

Handmade of Damascus Steel, this chef knife is meant to be used. This knife is designed after the popular Kodiak San Mai Steel Chef Knife. We have had many requests to make this same chef knife in other steels, the first being Damascus Steel. 

Kodiak 8" Damascus Steel Chef Knife with Rosewood Handle Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 13"
  • Handle Length: 4"
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel - 256 layers of 1095 and 15n20 steel
  • Blade thickness: 2mm
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Includes a wood presentation box.

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, metal 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.