Utility Knife (4-1/3 in.) with Red Bush Willow

Product Description for Utility Knife (4-1/3 in.) with Red Bush Willow

Maker: David Hoehler (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101243
Blade length: 4.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.30 in.
Total length: 8.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.91 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 2.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.4 oz.
Blade: Hand satin finished N690 stainless steel
Bolster: 304 stainless steel
Handle: Red bush willow
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: South African knifemaker David Hoehler specializes in chef's knives. Given that he worked in some of the best kitchens in South Africa for nine years, it is no surprise that he brings a unique understanding the chef's primary tool.
A utility knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, with a narrower and straighter blade. This makes it perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
The 4-1/3 inch blade is made from high performing N690 stainless steel. N690 is made by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is meticulously flat ground for precise slicing and has a razor sharp edge. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality to the knife. The spine and choil have been nicely rounded for comfort. The distal tapered blade provides perfect balance.
Handle scales are formed from red bushwillow (Combretum apiculatum) set to a full tang with two pins. Red Bushwillow is native to savanna regions of Africa, southwards of the equator. The front of the handle scales are sealed with a 304 stainless steel bolster to prevent food particles from getting into the tang. Like other knives, this knife should not be put in the dishwasher.
This utility knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath, making it easy to keep close at hand and well as protect it while on the move.
Excellent work throughout!

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