Maple Burl & Steel S-Grind Chunka
This s-grind 'Chunka" Cleaver/Bunka hybrid is crafted from 52100 Carbon Steel and hardened to 62 Rockwell C. Its sculpted handle is crafted from stabilized maple burl and resin with a blackened steel insert. The blade has been hand rubbed to a satin finish. Learn more about my unique s-grind geometry here!
52100 Carbon Steel
200mm (8") Cutting Edge
350mm (13.8") Overall Length
80mm (3.15") Tall at Heel
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Each knife includes a handmade leather wrap which, like all Nordquist products, is crafted in-house. The case is made from 6oz oil tanned leather sourced from S.B. Foot Tanning Company, the principal supplier of leather for Red Wing Shoes. An auburn leather lace is woven into the supple leather, securing the knife inside. This simple case is as functional as it is elegant, offering safe storage for your new knife—or perhaps your old one!
Caring for your new knife
Sharpening an s-grind knife
Like the entire Nordquist Designs line, this Chunka is of truly heirloom quality. Handcrafted in the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley from locally-sourced materials, these kitchen tools are made to last generations.
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