The Forged Intense series uses a nice combination in terms of appearance. The hammered look is present, but minimal. In terms of look and feel, the knife leans towards a traditional chef's knife, but still has those subtle forged accents that are so characteristic of Forged.
In this series, the head is closed and beautifully polished. The forging method is exactly the same as for the other series, only the blade is polished considerably more, which gives it a quieter look than the Forged Brute and Forged Olive series. If you are looking for a special knife that can stand out in terms of appearance, but in a subtle way, then the Intense series is definitely for you.