Item purchased will look different than item pictured due to variations in materials.
Blade: 8.125" gyuto style hand-forged and hand laminated 52100 high-carbon steel clad in A203-E., ~64 HRC, 2.3mm thick above stamp.
Handle: Blue-dyed stabilized maple with black 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.