Utility Knife (4-1/2 in) with African Blackwood - Shiro 2 Suminagashi

Product Description for Utility Knife (4-1/2 in) with African Blackwood - Shiro 2 Suminagashi

Maker: Frank Edwards (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108360
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 8.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Blade: Suminagashi - hand forged Shiro 2 carbon steel surrounded by layers of mild steel
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: African blackwood set on a full tang
Description: Frank Edwards began his journey into knifemaking in 2009 and started forging in 2011. He joined the American Bladesmith Society in 2017 and has taken classes from some of the greats in the custom knife world including mastersmiths Bill Burke and Rick Dunkerley. In a relatively short time, Frank is creating world class knives that rival those made by his teachers.
A 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.
This 4-1/2 inch utility knife is hand forged Shiro2 Suminagashi. A central bar of Shiro 2 carbon steel is surrounded by alternating layers of mild steel. Shiro2 is prized by sushi chef's for its exceptionally keen edge and easy sharpening.
Handle scales are African blackwood, set on a full tang. This knife feels exceptional in your hand. It is sure to become a kitchen favorite.
Excellent work throughout!

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