Slicer with Mallee Burl (5-1/4 in)
Product Description for Slicer with Mallee Burl (5-1/4 in)
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91388
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 9.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Blade: 154 stainless steel, triple tempered to Rc 58-59
Handle: Contoured, stabilized mallee burl
Description: Handmade by Journeyman Smith Jim Arbuckle, this fine point slicer is a perfect choice for slicing in the kitchen. Fine cuts of fruits, vegetables, and meats are a breeze. The slender shape also makes this a great choice when removing silver skin from meat.
The 5-1/4 inch blade is formed from high performing 154CM stainless steel. It is hardened and triple tempered to 58-59 Hrc. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality. The blade is convex ground to minimize food sticking to the blade. Though this technique is much more difficult to create, it is much more effective than a granton edge, and is clearly worth the effort!
The contoured grips are formed from stabilized mallee burl and secured by nickel silver pins. By stabilizing the wood, Jim ensures that it will hold up well to the demanding environment of either a home or commercial kitchen. A deep choil provides a comfortable, secure place to rest the 1st finger. The handle allows for several different grips and makes the knife easy to maneuver even with slippery hands. In between the scales on the back of the spine, Jim has hand fileworked a modified serpentine design.
A very attractive and functional tool for the kitchen, collector, or to be used out in the field.
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