4 1/2 Inch Stainless Paring Utility Knife With Bog Oak & Elm
This handmade stainless steel paring knife is crafted from Swedish 14c28n stainless steel which takes a really sharp edge. It's also quite easy steel to sharpen and holds its edge well.
It's been heat treated, including being cooled to below -196 deg celsius in liquid nitrogen, to achieve a hardness of approximately 60 rockwell. This is harder than typical (factory produced) western knives. The quality of the heat treatment process means that the knife will hold a sharp edge for longer. It's also ground thin which improves the ease of cutting.
The handle is made from a piece of stabilised elm wood. The bolsters are made from a beautiful piece of English bog oak. A thin liner of black coloured G10 material is also used between the wood and metal. The handle is held together with aerospace grade epoxy &stainless steel pins.
The blade is approximately 11.5 cm (~4 1/2 Inches) long and the overall length is approximately 25.4 cm (~10 inches). It's super comfy in both small and large hands.