Fish Knife - SN 001

Product Description for Fish Knife - SN 001

Maker: Rod Chappel (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $950.00
Item num: 107569
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.80 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.01 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 12.20 oz.
Blade: Hand ground, mirror polished 440C stainless steel
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized buckeye burl
Description: This is an exceptional knife by renowned knifemaker, Roderick Chappel. Master Craftsman Roderick “Caribou” Chappel, was a custom knifemaker 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 since it was made in 2003 and is in new condition. By all appearances, Rod could have made it yesterday.
The 8-1/2 inch blade is mirror polished 440C stainless steel. On the left side, it is marked: "January 29th, 2003 / Arlington, Wa. / SS. - 440C". The right side is marked "Roderick Caribou Chappel …. Fish Knife / Ser No 001". The blade features a convex ground edge, providing high performance chopping with lots of strength. From there, it moves into a hollow as the blade moves toward the spine. This technique lightens the overall weight without sacrificing strength.
The handle is stabilized buckeye burl, contoured to provide a comfortable grip. Red, stainless steel, and blue spacers will help the natural wood adjust to humidity and temperature changes. The handle is finished with a polished stainless steel guard and end cap. A lanyard can be added to the end of the handle for extra retention.
Excellent work throughout!

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