Steel: Suminagashi Damascus w/ VG10 Core
Handle: Brazilian Walnut
Overall length- 11.75"
Blade length- 7"
Blade height at choil- 1.75"
Location- Kilkenny, Ireland
Where We Bought it- Blade Show 2023
This beautiful handmade Suminagashi Santoku (general purpose knife) is presented with a stunning Brazilian Walnut Handle. The blade is constructed using the Japanese technique of Suminagashi (floating Ink or ink marbling) giving the outer layer a texture with a San Mai (three layer) Construction. The outer layers of Damascus steel clad either side of the cutting edge (core). The San mai construction, a three layer of laminated steel, folded and forge welded over and over to give the Suminagashi effect. VG10 Steel core gives a high performance razor like sharpness. Easy to sharpen yet tough enough to withstand a professional kitchen environment. Each knife is handmade and finished to an extremely high standard in my forge/studio in Kilkenny Ireland.
"My name is Patrick Brennan and I own and run Brennan Knives, based in County Kilkenny, Ireland. I have always had an interest in knives and Jewellery and the skill involved in making them. After having a major accident in 2010, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to up skill in the craft of knife making, as part of my rehabilitation.
I found my passion in craft and so my Journey began. It soon became apparent, that in order to make a fine knife, I had to train with some of the very best Knife makers and Blade smiths in the world.
I trained in USA and had the honour to learn my craft from the very best Master Knife Makers including living legend Gil Hibben and Wes Hibben, Master Bladesmiths Lin Rhea, Murray Carter and Tommy Gann.
In 2016 I joined The American Bladesmith Society in order to improve my existing skills and techniques. My training continued, and in 2018 I started my Knifemakers Guild Application. After a long and evaluated inspection process I was accepted into The Knife Makers Guild. In September 2019 I was shortlisted and accepted onto Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s renowned Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course. In order to further my skills and learn about design. I am incorporating these new skills and techniques into my knives, giving my clients truly high quality bespoke functional pieces of art."