Inspired by a love of food and family, the Nita Chef Knife was designed by Lucas Burnley as a kitchen knife for today’s home cooks. The Nita features modern materials and construction techniques used in Lucas’ high-end fixed blades, and a design inspired by a time when knives were made of wood and steel. We wanted the Nita to feel like it would have been right at home in your grandmother’s kitchen, but that it’s always belonged in yours.
The Nita has an approachable 7-inch blade that’s versatile enough to handle all the tasks of a home cook. The Western-style blade is a happy medium of length and width and features an elegant full flat grind. The blade’s distal taper helps the knife feel lighter and more responsive.
As a knifemaker, Lucas feels that the best steel is one well suited for the application at hand. For the Nita, we chose to use BOHLER N690 Stainless Steel from Bohler Uddeholm, a small steel plant in Austria. This steel provides an excellent balance of corrosion resistance, toughness, and hardness – making it an ideal choice for a kitchen knife.
We know you’re obsessive about your favorite kitchen knife. We also know that when you’re not looking, your mother-in-law is going to run it through the dishwasher. For that reason, we’ve chosen to use black canvas micarta for the handle scales—a well-known material in the custom knife industry that’s incredibly durable, has a grain pattern and warmth akin to wood, and also provides an excellent grip when wet.
The Nita Chef Knife features a full tang, which has been relieved under the scales to reduce weight and improve balance. Its geometric teardrop-shaped handle is comfortable to hold and provides a secure grip for many hand sizes. The spine of the knife is also fully rounded for both comfort and aesthetics.
The Specs• Overall Length: 12 in (305 mm)• Blade Length: 7 in (178 mm)• Blade Width: 2 ⅛ in (54 mm)• Weight: ~ 8 oz• Blade Steel: Bohler N690 Stainless Steel• Blade Edge Angle: 15 degrees / 30 degrees Included Angle• Rockwell Hardness: 58-60 HRC• Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
Made in Maniago, Italy by Fox Knives.
Read more about the Nita and our successfully funded Kickstarter project here!
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