Mosaic Damascus Slicer/Utility with Ironwood (6 in)

Product Description for Mosaic Damascus Slicer/Utility with Ironwood (6 in)

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100596
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.00 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.13 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus hand forged from carbon steels
Handle: Presentation grade ironwood set on a full tang
Description: A kitchen 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.
Forged in Fire winner, Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his master smith stamp in 2009. He worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 39 years and before that was a Poseidon missile tech on a nuclear submarine. Since childhood, knives were a fascination of his.
Billy Bob learned from some of the best in the industry. Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley taught him to make damascus and folders. Rick's influence is clearly visible in this elegant Persian-inspired folder. Mastersmith Jim Batson taught him to make Bowies. Mastersmith Don Fogg taught him just about everything else … from heat treating to finishing. He even took Fogg’s sword class at Campbell Folk School and went to about every hammer-in that he could over the years, learning from countless presenters who helped him along the way. Lately, he's been spending a lot of time in Mastersmith Bill Burke's shop.
Billy Bob won the award for “Best Antique Bowie by an ABS Journeyman Smith” three years in a row – making him the only maker to have won three times.
This utility/slicer features a blade forged from his own mosaic damascus. The complex pattern was a perfect choice for the broad blade. By forging from carbon steels, Mastersmith Sowell ensured that this knife will have a keen, long lasting edge. We recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The handle is made from presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood set on a full tang. The wood has a nice mix of warm and dark tones. It is beautifully contoured for a secure, comfortable grip.
Exceptional work throughout! This is a kitchen utility you won't want to put down.

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