Chef´s Knife made of Damaskus Steel
Damaskus-steel is fire-forged by hand by Markus Balbach. It is called
"Wild Damaskus-steel" because of the irregular structures
on the blade. The layers consist of high carbon tooling steel for
hardness and for flexibility Nickel-Steel (5-6% Nickel).
280 layers are forged to one piece. The steel is not stainless.
The basic shape of the blade is than forged with a 1.5 ton hammer.
More than 40 working steps follow to finish the knife. Blade lenght
structure on the blade is a result of an etching process (the high
carbon steel becomes dark). Handle: stain cherry wood. For sharpening
a sharpening steel or stone may be used. The knife should be cleaned
by hand. Put acid-free oil on the blade.