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Home Products San Mai Damascus Bowie Chef

San Mai Damascus Bowie Chef

by Mattia Borrani Cutlery

SKU 1090540

Date Added 04/19/2024

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $145.00

Price $135.00


Product Description

   Introducing the Bowie Chef®: Combining premium materials with meticulous design, I created our flagship model to pay homage to an original American blade shape steeped in almost 200 years of history....the Bowie knife.

   Combining American design and aesthetics with the beauty of pattern welded Damascus, the Bowie Chef® offers the best aspects of "western" style blade geometry as well as the precise 16º razor-sharp edge like that of the highest performing Japanese cutlery.

   High-quality steel is the heart and soul of any knife. It's what defines the cutting quality, longevity, and edge retention. The Bowie Chef® is handcrafted with a VG-10 steel core encased in over 60 alternating forged stainless steel layers, creating a unique and beautiful layered effect known as Damascus. Precise cryogenic quenching with liquid nitrogen creates a profound impact on the steel's carbide structure, adding to its strength and hardness while imparting extremely high wear resistance. Offering extreme sharpness, excellent corrosion resistance, and durability, VG-10 is the "Gold Standard" for high-end chef knives.

   Utilizing its big belly and edge geometry, our Bowie Chef® is an indispensable all-purpose chef's knife that is perfect for slicing, dicing, chopping, and rocking cuts. The clip point on this knife is purposeful and unique in that it facilitates higher rocking cuts due to the point being slightly higher than conventional chef knives, allowing a more fluid motion while chopping. The function of our deep belly blade is to effectively rock and chop food while keeping a nice distance between your knuckles and the cutting board.

   A properly balanced knife will perform better and be more comfortable to wield over long periods of use. We meticulously designed the handle to be ergonomic and comfortable for all hand sizes while emphasizing superior grip and hand control. Due to the tapered bolster, a proper forward "pinch grip" is promoted, resulting in greater control of the knife. The handle material is constructed of black linen Micarta. This modern high-pressure laminate is extremely durable and grippy when wet and has a beautiful grain resembling wood.

   With innovative materials and meticulous design, we strive to deliver an indispensable tool that is not only functional but unique and beautiful as well. We take pride in crafting cutlery that allows you to be more versatile and productive in the kitchen, invoking creativity, whether you are making a meal for yourself, a feast for friends, or your loyal customers
       Damascus Steel Version: Stainless Steel Clad Damascus w/ VG-10 Core
       Non-Damascus Steel Version "San Mai": Stainless Steel Clad w/ VG-10 Core
       Hardness: 61 HRC
       Grind: Flat with Slight Convex Towards Cutting Edge
       Blade Length: 8"
       Blade Width at Heal: 2"
       Blade Thickness: .080"
       Handle Length: 4.75"
       Weight: 7.75 oz
       Manufacturing: Imported


Comes with original packaging, excellent condition. 

Product Details

Blade Length 7.25

Overall Length 12.125

Weight (oz) 7.1

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Hidden Tang

Blade Material VG-10, San Mai, Damascus

Blade Details Clip Point

Handle Material Metallic, G10

About the Maker

Mattia Borrani Cutlery

Located just north of San Francisco in the heart of the Wine Country is a small family-run shop that is creating handmade custom cutlery to inspire and facilitate excellence in the kitchen. With innovative materials and meticulous design, we strive to deliver an indispensable tool that is not only functional but unique and beautiful as well. We are crafting cutlery that allows you to be more versatile and productive in the kitchen, invoking creativity, whether you are making a meal for yourself, a feast for friends, or your loyal customers. Food has always been a passion of mine. It holds some of my first memories from childhood, along with countless hours of exploration and research. I was conceived in Florence, Italy, and spent a large part of my early years going there to visit family, always being surrounded by the fantastic meals they would make. It was my first introduction to the joys of cooking, and countless memories were made by sitting down to a meal with family and friends. When I was ten, my first job involved prepping food at a restaurant while living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Heavily influenced, I vividly remember all the smells and flavors that encompassed their regional cuisine. Around sixteen, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where I continued to hone my skills as a chef at various restaurants and private parties around the Bay. By twenty-three, I had my fill of the restaurant grind and moved to Venice, CA, to pursue a career in music. While playing in a band full time, I continued to cook for private parties and friends. It was while living in Los Angeles, surrounded by so many nationalities that I realized I had never lost my affinity for cooking or exploring the vast culture of food. Fast forward to 2011-2019; I have been busy owning and running Begg Knives, a world-renowned knife company located in Sonoma County, CA. We have been producing some of the highest quality knives in the world for nearly a decade with a track record of awards and acclaim from numerous international publications as well as having a reality show on the Discovery Channel. I feel it is a natural progression to incorporate my passion for cooking, along with my experience in knife making, into a tool that is relevant for the culinary world with which I have been familiar. Along with our team of engineers and craftsmen, we are applying our knowledge of knife making into something beautiful and functional for everyone, from the novice home cook to the meticulous professional chef.