Although the Damascus blade of this special model in a limited edition of just 50 pieces worldwide will not develop any additional visible patina, it is clearly part of the Boker Patina cooking knife series. Unlike the blades of non-stainless monosteel, these blades are exposed to acid and patinized in a controlled fashion during the production process in order to bring out the different Damascus layers. The handle of this extraordinary kitchen knife with the classic Solingen three-rivet design is just as appealing and functional as the blade. With its one-of-a-kind pattern, the hand-selected stabilized curly birch wood makes each individual knife truly unique. The outstanding composition is finished with brass rivets. The non-stainless premium Damascus is hand-forged in 180 layers by Chad Nichols from Mississippi, one of the most renowned Damascus blacksmiths of the knifemaker community. The fine, contrasting pattern and perfect practicality of the material is appreciated by knife producers all over the world and by many custom knifemakers alike. Once the premium Damascus has been forged, the blade still has a long way to go before it is finished. In the next step, the forged cropped piece is die-forged at our Solingen factory. It is brought to a red heat and pressed into a solid mold by a drop hammer weighing two tons. The mold consisting of a top and bottom half is called a die. Next the blade is soft-annealed, deburred and calibrated. This process creates a wild Damascus pattern as unique as a human fingerprint. After its trip around the world, it is ready for a new adventure - in your kitchen.
Chestnut Wood, Curly Birch Wood