Chef's Utility Knife (4 in) with Spalted Sycamore
Product Description for Chef's Utility Knife (4 in) with Spalted Sycamore
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90083
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 3.44 oz.
Blade: ATS-34 stainless steel with a hand-rubbed satin finish, Hrc 58-59
Handle: Contoured stabilized spalted sycamore scales set on a full tang
Description: Handmade by Jim Arbuckle, this utility 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! The knife provides plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board, while the shorter size allows it to be easily controlled.
It utilizes a very deep choil, or semi-circular cut-out, in which the forefinger rests comfortably. This makes the knife easy to hold -- even in the demanding environment of a home or commercial kitchen. The blade is made from high performing, low care ATS-34 stainless steel and has a hand-rubbed satin finish. It was hardened and double tempered to Rc 58-59 for excellent edge retention. The smooth spine moves into a modified bamboo fileworked tang. Spalted sycamore scales have a beautiful contrast of black spalting against the pale wood, and are shaped to ensure a comfortable grip. Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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