Utility Knife with Jigged Bone - Ser. No 01

Product Description for Utility Knife with Jigged Bone - Ser. No 01

Maker: Rod Chappel (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107567
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished 440C stainless steel
Handle: Jigged bone set on a distal taped full tang
Description: This is an exceptional knife by renowned knifemaker, Roderick Chappel. Master Craftsman, Roderick “Caribou” Chappel, was a custom bladesmith based primarily out of Washington state. His blades were high-caliber works of art. He was an artist that brought his pen and paper drawings to life with ease and dexterity. A trail blazer, his passion for knifemaking greatly impacted the custom knifemaking industry. His artistry is immortalized through his unique one-of-a-kind knives, daggers, and bowies. Notorious for his ergonomic hand sculpted grips and the superior mastery in his sweeping grinds, he implemented a hollow grind with a rolled convex edge that would be resilient and sharp through many events of usage. Sadly, Chappel passed away in 2017. This knife has been in a single collection and is in new condition. By all appearances, Rod could have made it yesterday.
The 3-3/4 inch blade was hollow ground. On the left side, it is marked: "January 3rd, 2001 / North Seattle, Wa. / SS. 440C". On the right side, it is marked: "Roderick Caribou Chappel / Steak Knife / Ser. No 01". This signifies it was the first knife made of this model.
The hollow ground, mirror polished blade is hand ground 440C stainless steel. Dyed and stabilized jigged bone handle scales are set on the distal tapered full tang. Red fiber and brass spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. As is typical of Rod's work, the handle is contoured for a very secure, comfortable grip. Jimping on the spine provides a secure thumb purchase. The handle is completed with a lined lanyard hole.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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