Doberman Forge 52100 French Chef 240mm. Gabe Mabry is a new addition to our line-up of US based blacksmiths. He runs a shop in Albemarle, North Carolina named Doberman Forge and last year won the prestigious blacksmithing contest Forged in Fire, which airs on the History Channel. We have been adding more American smiths to our store recently and we are particularly happy to welcome Gabe to the CKTG family.
being featured here is a wonderful example of his artistic and blacksmithing skills. It is made from one of his favorite steels, 52100, which he hand forges into shape in the old tradition, with a hammer! The knife is a mono steel construction, so it has no lamination. It has a wonderful grind resulting in a knife that is not quite a laser yet is thin and fast in hand. The blade is belt finished.
The profile is quite flat to just over the halfway point and then transitions into a nice gentle belly to the very fine tip. This is Gabe's take on the classic French profile that is very popular with many chefs.
This is a wonderful handmade custom knife that will perform as well as it looks. Highly recommended.
Brand: Doberman Forge
Bladesmith: Gabe Mabry
Location: Albemarle, North Carolina
Construction: Mono Steel
Steel Type: 52100
Handle: Western Custom Stabilized Buckeye Burl
Type: French Chef Profile 240mm
Steel: 52100 Carbon Steel
Weight: 5.5 oz/ 156g
Blade Length: 240 mm
Overall Length: 362 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.7 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 48.9 mm