4 1/2 Inch Stainless Paring Utility Knife With Elm & Bog Oak
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 -76 deg celsius, to achieve a hardness of approximately 60 rockwell. This is harder than typical (factory produced) western knives. This 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 burl 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 in the elm and hidden carbon fibre pins in the bog oak.
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.