Wharncliffe Utility (4-1/2 in) with Cocobolo Dymalux

Product Description for Wharncliffe Utility (4-1/2 in) with Cocobolo Dymalux

Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102516
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.40 in.
Total length: 8.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 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 cocobolo Dymalux stabilized wood
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. At 1-1/2" tall, the blade 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 edges of the spine have been rounded to make the knife easier on your hands.
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. The contoured grips are formed from cocobolo Dymalux stabilized wood and secured by nickel silver pins. By using Dymalux, Jim ensures that it will hold up well to the demanding environment of either a home or commercial 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 including a pinch grip.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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