Handmade Paring Knife (3 7/8") with Maple Burl
Product Description for Handmade Paring Knife (3 7/8") with Maple Burl
Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86413
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.88 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Blade: Marquenched, hand forged 52100 carbon steel for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized curly maple with dyed and stabilized maple burl accents
Description: Michael Rader, who was honored as a journeyman smith June 2006, is best known for creating dramatic swords and daggers with woodwork that is beyond compare. When he put his attention to creating knives for chefs, the were exceptional.
Like his hunting knives, this paring knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. Many knife collectors and chefs feel that 52100 is among the best, if not the best, steel for edge holding. The edge is extremely keen and will stay that way for a very long time. Paring knives come in handy for all sorts of detail tasks around the kitchen. One of the most used knives for anything from peeling fruits and vegetables to chopping garlic.
The bolster is integral -- a technique that, while common in production knives, is very rare in handmade knives due to the difficulty of implementation. The handle features Michael's dramatic "puzzle piece" technique and is formed from curly maple with maple burl accents. Both have been stabilized to hold up well under the rigorous demands of either a home or commercial kitchen. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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