Wide Paring Knife (3-1/2") with Cocobolo
Product Description for Wide Paring Knife (3-1/2") with Cocobolo
Maker: Erik Fritz (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92677
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: 416 stainless steels
Handle: Presentation grade cocobolo
Description: Journeyman Smith Erik Fritz has been working on kitchen knives the last couple years and his latest knives have been amazing! This paring knife is a perfect choice for detail tasks. From taking the heads off strawberries and the eyes out of potatoes, this paring knife will be the perfect choice. The blade is slightly wider than normal, allowing just a bit of finger clearance for small chopping tasks.
The 3-1/2 inch blade was hand forged from 52100 carbon steel. It is nicely distal tapered for optimal balance. A differential heat treatment results in a keen, long lasting edge, with strength and durability for the spine. Many makers and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the best, if not the best steel used on knives! Because this knife is carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. This knife is perfectly balanced and is not one that you'll want to put down.
The handle is formed from cocobolo scales, set on the full tang. It is set with two stainless steel pins. The warm toned wood has been nicely carved so as to swell and the palm move into a slimmer waist, and swell again as it approaches the beak.
Exceptional work throughout!
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