In addition to having your knife performance tuned before it ships, you will received a coupon for complimentary re-sharpening of your knife (a $12-$50 value).
Blade: 8.875" gyuto style hand-forged 52100 high-carbon steel, ~62 HRC, 2.4mm thick above stamp.
Handle: Uni-directional carbon fiber scales w/ pewter G10 liners and black linen micarta frame.
Alex Horn recently opened his own factory after years of apprenticeship under Murray Carter. As a Muteki bladesmith at Carter Cutlery, Alex made some beautiful knives and began learning how to form his own damascus and dial in his handle sculpting. His practice paid off when he won the 2019 season of Forged in Fire. His blades are thin and fast and his handles are beautiful and comfortable. Made in Oregon, made in the USA.
See his Forged in Fire winning sword.
Thin high-carbon steel chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. High Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.