Utility Slicing Knife (5 in) with Maple Burl
Product Description for Utility Slicing Knife (5 in) with Maple Burl
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96631
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Blade: 154CM stainless steel, hardened and triple tempered to Rch 58-59
Handle: Contoured maple burl scales set on a fileworked full tang
Description: Handmade by Jim Arbuckle, this utility/slicing knife is an excellent choice for the chef that wants a knife that is as attractive as it is useful. This piece is handmade and one-of-a-kind - there's not another one like it in the world!
This utility knife is a perfect choice for detail tasks. It is a good middle ground between a longer slicing knife and a paring knife and is a good choice when slicing tomatoes or chopping garlic. The slender blade combines control and precision.
The blade is made from high performing, low care 154CM stainless steel and has an heirloom quality hand-rubbed satin finish. It was hardened and triple tempered to Rc 58-59 for excellent edge retention. The blade is distal tapered to lighten it and create a perfect balance.
The smooth spine moves into a fileworked tang. Stabilized maple burl scales are set on the full tang and will hold up well to the high demands of either a commercial or home kitchen. The handle is shaped with a deep choil or semi-circular cut-out in which the forefinger rests comfortably. This makes the knife easy to hold and offers several different grip options.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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