This gorgeous santoku was hand forged here in Colorado Springs by Matt Waters of Kilroy's Workshop. This talented blade smith has competed on History Channel's epic show Forged In Fire.
The damascus carbon steel blade is forged from 1095 and 15N20 twisted steels and features an integral bolster. The handle is carved from a pretty piece of cocobolo wood. Amazingly, the entire knife weighs only 4 ounces.....that means hours of hard use with minimal fatigue.
This knife definitely qualifies as functional art.