Sheepsfoot Parer/Utility with Brown Mallee Burl
Product Description for Sheepsfoot Parer/Utility with Brown Mallee Burl
Maker: Tom Ferry, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89439
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 2.16 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.92 oz.
Blade: S30V stainless steel with a hand satin finish
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Brown mallee burl
Sheath: Hand-stitched black cowhide
Description: Tom Ferry is a Mastersmith based in Western Washington. Though he is best known for his dramatic art knives, he also makes finely crafted use knives -- and this is a spectacular example of his use knives. The sheepsfoot parer has been in a single collection and does not appear to have ever been used to cut. It is in new condition.
This elegant little sheepsfoot paring knife was formed from S30V stainless steel. The nimble blade is a perfect choice for detail work or delicate cutting -- from taking the eyes out of potatoes to cutting the heads off strawberries and the veins out of bell peppers, this sheepsfoot parer is a great knife to choose. The wharncliffe style blade makes it particularly adept at slicing - and a leather sheath, complete with belt loop, makes it a great knife to carry when harvesting herbs or fruit in your garden or orchard.
The handle is formed from stabilized brown mallee burl (Eucalyptus Socialis), contoured to a smooth oval and sculpted near the bolter, providing a comfortable thumb rest. Mallee is the name given to a species of Australian eucalyptus which grow multiple stems from one bulbous root stock. Mallee are comparatively small Eucalypts, the largest growing only to 10 meters in height. The wood has a warm tan tone with a wonderfully convoluted grain pattern. Excellent fit and finish!
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