This Chef's knife was a joy to work on, with great customer feedback throughout the entire project. This was tremendous help in keeping with my delivery date. The build first started by choosing the steel, in this case a semi-stainless called CPM D2, a perfect fit for what my customer wanted.The handle material and overall look was a team effort, with both my customer and myself narrowing the choices down.
A few specifications on the chef's knife;
Steel: CPM D2 semi stainless steel.
Blade: Full flat grind, the widest part of the blade is 2 1/4" this allows good knuckle clearance.
Heat treatment: this knife was heat treated with a double temper to achieve a Rockwell C hardness of 60-61.
Handle: Stabilized California buckeye burl, the bolts are 5/16" stainless corby bolts, the handle is also fixed with 3 1/8" mosaic pins this adds a custom touch and helps with extra bonding to the tang.
Made in Elliot Lake, ON
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
Chef knife turned out better than my expectations. Fit and finish is flawless. I will be checking back with him to possibly commission a cleaver with matching materials
Gill did a great job! I was really impressed with the knife he crafted for me and enjoyed all the photos he shared throughout the process. This is clearly a gorgeous showpiece that we'll enjoy for a long time. Thank you Gill!
Gill is amazing. Instantly responded to my proposal and worked with me through the entire process from metal selection and multiple handle options, blade shape etc. I am a professional chef and he helped me find probably the last chefs knife I will ever buy. The work speaks for itself, you really need to see it in person to experience how great it is. If there was any higher ratings, Cote Custom Knives would absolutely deserve them.