Wharncliffe Utility (4-1/4 in) with English Walnut

Product Description for Wharncliffe Utility (4-1/4 in) with English Walnut

Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $249.00
Item num: 101445
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.51 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Blade: 154CM stainless steel, hardened and triple tempered to 59-60 Hrc
Handle: Contoured English walnut scales set on a hand fileworked full tang
Description: Journeyman Smith Jim Arbuckle resides in Yorktown, VA. He started making knives in 1979 and has been forging knives since 1996. Growing up in Washington State, he spent most weekends hunting and fishing and has a great understanding of what features make a knife perform well. If you want a knife that is as attractive as it is useful, and don't want the typical off-the shelf chef's knives, then this handmade utility is one you will want to check out.
This wharnecliffe utility made by Jim will be an exceptional multipurpose knife. The straight edge will make quick work of fruits and vegetables and will make peeling tasks a breeze. The blade height gives plenty of clearance over a cutting board for such a short knife.
The blade is made from high performing, low care 154CM stainless steel and has an heirloom quality hand-rubbed satin finish. It was hardened and triple tempered to Rc 59-60 for excellent edge retention. The blade is distal tapered to lighten it and create a perfect balance.
The spine moves into a fileworked tang. Filework between the scales has been filled with black epoxy and polished. This gives the beauty of filework without the hassle of cleaning food particles out of it. Stabilized presentation grade English walnut (Juglans regia) scales are set on the full tang and will hold up well to the high demands of either a commercial or home kitchen. The handle is contoured with a deep choil - this semi-circular cut-out allows the forefinger to rest comfortably and makes the knife easy to hold in several different grip options.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!


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