Integral Feather Damascus Utility Knife (4.6") with Ironwood

Product Description for Integral Feather Damascus Utility Knife (4.6") with Ironwood

Maker: Andrea Lisch (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102492
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.60 in.
Total length: 10.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus, hand forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral contoured damascus
Handle: Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood with nickel silver and black G-10 spacers
Description: Washington knifemaker, Andrea Lisch is both a bladesmith and a blacksmith. She has worked alongside her husband, Mastersmith David Lisch in both these roles for many years. Her skill in design and bladesmithing clearly shows through on this elegant chef's utility knife.
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.
Andrea began forging this integral knife beginning with 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The bold, high contrast Feather pattern is immediately captivating and draws attention from a distance. By forging closely to shape, she ensures optimal grain structure for a keen, long lasting edge. The blade is beautifully thin with a nice distal taper for clean, perfect cuts. The bolster is fully integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith.
The handle is formed from presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood (Olneya tesota). The handle is nicely sculpted for a secure, comfortable grip - swelling at the palm, moving into a slimmer waist, and swelling again at the end of the handle. This dense wood wood will hold up beautifully to hard use, though this knife would feel at home in most any collection. Alternating black G-10 and nickel silver spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen.
Exceptional work throughout!


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