DetailsNamed after Kodiak Island in Alaska, both for its rugged looks and excellent build quality. The Kodiak 8” Damascus Steel Chef Knife is the perfect addition to your kitchen knife collection. It has a deep 2” blade that protects your fingers and knuckles while using the knife and allows you to grip the knife in different ways. Handmade of Damascus Steel, this chef knife is meant to be used. This knife is designed after the popular Kodiak San Mai Steel Chef Knife. The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.