Gabe Mabry of the Doberman Forge, located in Albemarle, North Carolina is the maker of this beautiful creation.
Gabe comes from a culinary background so he designs and grinds his knives for peak performance. It's mono steel construction using the highly regarded 80crv2Ėhis favorite steel. Itís a low alloy tool steel fairly similar to 5160 toughness with more carbon and similar edge retention to 52100 ball bearing steel. HRC is 61. This was chosen as the preferred steel by our forum members in a poll taken earlier this year. The basic profile is that of a standard gyuto
but with a slightly straighter spine, which raises the tip and thus creates a more rounded edge from the mid-point on. There is a nice flat area from the heel for the push cutters out there.
The knife has a full tang which is beautifully shaped to allow for a very comfortable and attractively sculpted handle, in this case made from dyed buckeye burl with copper pins. The blade is finished to an extremely high standard as is the handle, resulting in a very unique knife package made for you by a true artisan of the forge.
Brand: Doberman Forge
Bladesmith: Gabe Mabry
Location: Albemarle, North Carolina
Construction: Mono Steel
Steel Type: 80CRV2
Handle: Western Custom Stabilized Burl
Weight: 4.7oz / 134 g
Edge Length: 190 mm
Overall Length: 330 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.5 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 23.5 mm
Includes the Leather Sheath