Paring Knife with Red Gum Burl (4-1/3 in)

Product Description for Paring Knife with Red Gum Burl (4-1/3 in)

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103122
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.30 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade Australia red gum burl set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down.
This exceptional paring knife is the perfect length for detail-oriented tasks, from removing the tops from strawberries and tomatoes to the eyes from potatoes. Any time you need precision cutting that is more exact, a paring knife is a good choice to grab for.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment followed the formulas developed Bill Burke in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
A differential heat treatment is clearly visible in the differential hardness line approximately one third up the blade. This results in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting edge.
The stainless bolster was TIG welded to the blade for strength and durability. Handle scales are formed from presentation grade Australian red gum burl ((Eucalyptus camaldulensis). By stabilizing the wood, Bill ensures that it will hold up well to the heavy demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. It is nicely carved to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. A diffrential fun tang ensures strength and durability while creating a perfect balance. The knife has perfect balance and this ensures it is as much of a joy to use as it is to look at!


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