Paring Knife (3-1/2") with Desert Ironwood
Product Description for Paring Knife (3-1/2") with Desert Ironwood
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92495
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 7.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.04 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 2.20 oz.
Blade: San mai blade combining a 52100 carbon steel core with stainless steel sides
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Carved desert ironwood
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
This exceptional paring knife is the perfect length for detail-oriented tasks, from removing the tops from strawberries and tomatoes to the eyes from potatoes. Any time you need precision cutting that is more exact, a paring knife is a good choice to grab for.
The blade was hand forged in a technique known as san mai (three layers). Layers of stainless steel surround a 52100 carbon steel core. The result is the exceptional edge holding of carbon steel with significantly easier care.
Like his hunting knives, this paring knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed by Mastersmith Ed Fowler and Bill Burke and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The stainless bolster was tig welded to the blade for strength and durability. The handle is formed from desert ironwood -- one of the hardest woods found anywhere and is set with decorative mosaic pins. It is nicely carved to swell at the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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