Gyuto Chef Knife from Ben Tendick
Steel: V-Toku2 Carbon Steel San Mai
Handle: Stabilized Curly Koa
Bolster: Vintage Micarta
A message from the maker:
"My name is Ben Tendick, and I am BRT Bladeworks. I am located in beautiful Eugene Oregon. I was born and raised in the area, and really enjoy all it has to offer. I have 3 kids and a beautiful wife, I love being able to work and watch them grow up at the same time. I am a full time knifemaker, making custom/handmade knives in many styles. I started making knives back in October of 2010. My knives are hand made and I currently have a wait time of around 2-4 months. Most of my work is 100% sole authorship. From blades, to handles, sheaths, and heat treat I do it all. On certain projects, such as Tomahawks and other difficult to cut parts, I will have a local waterjet company cut the profile of the blades for me. This saves time and as such I can pass the time savings on to the customer."