Slicing Knife with Ironwood and Sheep Horn - Honyaki - (6-3/4 inches)
Product Description for Slicing Knife with Ironwood and Sheep Horn - Honyaki - (6-3/4 inches)
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91000
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, clay tempered 1095 carbon steel with a cryogenic treatment
Bolster: Nickel silver guard and end cap
Handle: D-shaped handle formed from presentation grade ironwood with a sheep horn spacer
Sheath: 6-7 oz. leather sheath by Craig and Wickett
Description: Aaron Wilburn, a long time maker of knives for the outdoor enthusiast, has expanded his focus to include culinary knives - creating high-performing kitchen workhorses! This utility knife is a perfect choice for detail tasks. It is a good middle ground between a slicing knife and a paring knife and is a good choice when slicing tomatoes or chopping garlic. The slender blade combines control and precision. This will definitely become a "go-to" knife!
The 6-3/4 inch blade has a perfect shape. Aaron began by forging the blade to shape. Using traditional Japanese techniques, the spine was coated with clay prior to quenching. This results in a soft, supportive spine, with a keen, long lasting edge. A cryogenic treatment after quenching ensures optimal edge holding.
The D-shaped handle combines presentation grade ironwood with a sheep horn spacer. The two result in excellent contrast and will hold up well to the heavy demands of either a professional or home kitchen. Excellent fit and finish throughout!
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