Utility Knife (Petty) with Spalted Water Oak (5 in.)

Product Description for Utility Knife (Petty) with Spalted Water Oak (5 in.)

Maker: Jessica Burke (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101652
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.18 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.04 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Stabilized water oak set on a full tang
Description: Jessica Burke is the 22 year old (as of the spring of 2019) daughter of Mastersmith Bill Burke. In the last couple of years, Jessica has been making knives under the watchful supervision of Bill. The results have been absolutely amazing!
Utility knives are perfect for slicing fruits, vegetables and meat, as well as performing other detail tasks such as removing silver skin from meat. The thin blade is longer than a paring knife and has a thinner profile than a chef's knife.
The blade was forged from W2 carbon steel and features a hand rubbed satin finish. W2 carbon steel will provide excellent edge retention and chip resistance. Jessica's maker mark is featured on the left side of the blade. Because the blade is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil both the blade and natural wood handle.
The handle is formed from spalted water oak (Quercus nigra) set on a full tang using two pins and a central mosaic pin. Water oak trees grow up to 50-100 feet tall and typically grow in wet, swampy areas. This type of oak has been used for timber and for fuel by people in the southern states since the 17th century. The handle is nicely carved to swell toward the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the end of the handle. The front of the handle is contoured to comfortable accommodate a pinch grip.
Excellent work throughout!

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