African Blackwood 5 in. Deep Belly Utility
Product Description for African Blackwood 5 in. Deep Belly Utility
Maker: David Anders, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83797
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.46 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel
Handle: African blackwood
Description: Mastersmith David Anders created this exceptional utility knife. The knife has a gentle rocking motion that is excellent for chopping, but the shorter profile results in less friction while slicing through food. The blade, bolster, and tang are all forged from a single piece of 5160 carbon steel round bar. Creating integral knives is particularly hard and shows a tremendous amount of skill. The blade was forged to shape and distal tapered for optimal balance. A differentially heat treatment results in a softer, supportive spine, with a super-hard, long lasting, razor sharp edge. The bead blasted finish makes food less likely to stick to the sides of the knife while cutting. The African blackwood handle swells gently into the palm for a sure grip that continues to feel comfortable after hours of work. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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