Vegetable Cleaver with Vintage Micarta (6-3/4 in)

Product Description for Vegetable Cleaver with Vintage Micarta (6-3/4 in)

Maker: Joshua Fisher (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $600.00
Item num: 107010
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.86 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 9.40 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Handle: Vintage grape jelly Micarta set on a full tang
Description: This exceptional vegetable cleaver is the work of Kentucky bladesmith Joshua Fisher. Joshua is a full time knifemaker and a Forged in Fire champion (season 8, episode 23). He started making knives when he was 22 years old. He liked the idea of being able to take raw materials and make a functional tool that can be used every day. Joshua was honored to work with Wounded Warrior Project teaching veterans how to make knives, tomahawks, and other tools -- providing a unique experience and outlet for the veterans.
This vegetable cleaver is a beautiful multi-tasking blade — the long edge is perfect for chopping and slicing vegetables as well as portioning meats and other proteins. While it may look like a meat cleaver, it isn't (you'll want a heavier cleaver for breaking bones). Instead, vegetable cleavers are used like a chef's knife. It is adept at processing quantities of vegetables for stir fry and thinly slicing meats. Every part of this knife can be put to use. Use the flat to smash a garlic clove. Use the back to tenderize meat. Use the razor-sharp edge for everything from skinning fish to shaving vegetables. Once you use it, you'll find yourself reaching for this precision knife more and more often.
The carbon steel blade was forged to shape from W2 carbon steel. Joshua borrowed his heat treatment technique from the world of Japanese swords. The spine was coated in clay prior to quenching, forming a heat sink. The result is a softer, supportive spine, with a hard, keen cutting edge. The transition line is called a hamon. This technique has exceptional results and shows Fisher's skills at their best. Because this knife is forged from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
Vintage grape jelly Micarta handle scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. The Micarta provides a durable, dramatic grip that doesn't easily become slippery. Loveless style rivets secure the handle in place.
Exceptional work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days