10” integral chef’s knife (255x60) with a brute de forge finish from Noah Vachon of Vachon Knives. 1080 carbon steel with a hamon. The handle is an octagonal western in ironwood with denim micarta.
Noah is absolutely one of the greats in my book. So much craft here to admire, and a ton of style. It’s a substantial knife, and I love it. I mean, I’m all about high performance, wicked thin behind the edge veg prep lasers, but sometimes you need something more… medieval.