Purple Heart Kitchen Utility (5 in.)
Product Description for Purple Heart Kitchen Utility (5 in.)
Maker: Bill Fiorini, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 4107
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.42 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated Turkish Damascus forged from 1095 and L6 carbon steel
Bolster: Pinstripe pattern Mokume forged from copper and brass
Handle: Purpleheart wood fastened with brass pins and 18k gold maker's mark
Description: Mastersmith Bill Fiorini is one of the folks who made the modern knife industry what it is today. His control over Damascus is spectacular. The detailed Turkish pattern is created from five separate bars of Damascus that are forge-welded together into a complex pattern that is both fascinating up close and from a distance. The bolsters are forged from Bill's own mokume gane. Copper and brass are forged together into a pinstripe pattern. A distal taper to the blade makes this piece have a great balance in the hand. The purpleheart wood handle has great warmth and depth of color and is attached to the full tang using six brass pins.
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