A beautiful kitchen tool for both professional and home-based chefs, this 8-inch chef's knife from the Friedr. Dick 1893 Damascus line offers a one-of-a-kind iridescent shine. Each piece is unique due to the different metal characteristics of the 33 rust-free steel layers (FD VG 10-33), and the grain is exposed using a special, procedure that displays its full beauty. Another distinct feature is the use of the Damascus blade steel for the bolster and heal of a knife.
The innovative handle is held exactly in position using a spring mechanism, which is molded in the handle and assembled using a refined stressed type fastening. The high-tech handle material is formed layer by layer, and thus forms the surface of the grip, which appears like leather. It rests soft and smoothly in the hand and does not slip or swell. It is absolutely watertight and meets the highest hygiene standards.
The 1893 Damascus series is named after the year in which the World Fair was staged in Chicago, where the Friedr. Dick company exhibited for the first time. The series has won multiple design awards, including a Red Dot Design and Design Plus awards in 2008.
Manufactured in Germany, every Friedr. Dick finished knife is sharpened and honed by hand--just as it's been done since the company's founding in 1778 by Johann Friedrich Dick. Each 1893 Damascus knife is given the unmistakable Friedr. Dick etching via a patented method so that it looks like a watermark. Hand wash using a mild dishwashing soap; rinse with water and dry thoroughly with a towel. Backed by a lifetime warranty.