Utility Knife (4-3/4") with Honduran Rosewood
Product Description for Utility Knife (4-3/4") with Honduran Rosewood
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97416
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Blade: 154CM stainless steel, hardened and triple tempered to Rch 58-59
Handle: Contoured Honduran rosewood 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!
A utility knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, with a narrower and straighter blade. This makes it perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
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 spine is nicely rounded for a comfortable grip.
The smooth spine moves into a Lazy-S fileworked tang. Honduran rosewood 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!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days