Paring Knife (3 2/3") with Bubinga and Lacewood
Product Description for Paring Knife (3 2/3") with Bubinga and Lacewood
Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87811
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade: Marquenched, hand forged 52100 carbon steel for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized striped bubinga with lacewood accents
Description: 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.
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. Over the last few years, he has gained fame as one of the best kitchen knife makers found anywhere. His knives, which have exceptional edge holding, also have perfect balance and feel in the hand.
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.
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 is formed from striped bubinga wood and has lacewood accents. The wood has been stabilized so that it will 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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