Paring Knife Curly Koa and Box Elder

Product Description for Paring Knife Curly Koa and Box Elder

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108380
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.83 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 2.40 oz.
Blade: Marquenched, hand forged 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Forge welded mosaic damascus
Handle: Exhibition grade curly koa with a box elder burl accent
Description: Mastersmith Michael Rader is world renowned for his high quality kitchen knives featuring some of the most beautiful handles you will ever see! This exquisite paring knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It has never been used and is in brand new condition and by all appearances Michael could have made it yesterday!
Paring knives are a must-have for every kitchen. You can think of it as the mini version of the chef's knife because, like the chef's knife, the paring knife is quite versatile. The paring knife gets its name from its main function—removing or “paring” away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. It’s ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Its small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade. Generally, you'll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger.
The blade is hand forged 52100 carbon steel. Many knifemakers (such as Mastersmiths Bob Kramer, Bill Burke, and Ed Fowler) and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the highest performing steels used to make modern knives. Mosaic damascus bolsters are forge welded to the tang for strength and durability. Michael's mark is etched on the left side of the blade and his J.S. mark is on the right side of the blade. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded for comfort. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil for the blade and natural material handle.
The handle combines stabilized exhibition grade curly koa (Acacia koa) with a box elder burl end cap. Koa is a beautiful exotic wood that only grows on the Hawaiian islands. It is one of the most desirable exotic woods in the world. By using stabilized woods, Rader ensures this knife will perform exceptionally in either a home or commercial kitchen. The handle is finished with alternating copper and black G-10 spacers. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
Exceptional work throughout!

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