This 5 inch Chef’s knife has a blade forged from EN42J Carbon Steel (a UK equivalent of 1080)
During the forging the blade is drawn out into a gradual taper, making a blade that is thin near the tip and retains some of its thickness where it meets the handle. This leads to a much more balanced blade. The blade has been differentially hardened by quenching the edge in oil, giving it a distinct Hamon (that is line between the hardened and unhardened steel.)
This technique allows the edge to be hard whilst the spine is soft.
The handle is made from walnut and buffalo horn and bone.
Blade length 5 inches, by 1 inches wide and 2mm thick at the handle.
Materials :EN42J carbon steel, Walnut and buffalo horn and bone.
This knife weighs aproximatly 55 grams.
I am making these knives in small batches, the blade patterning and wood grain of the knife you receive may differ slightly form the knife in the photograph.
Price £180 (plus postage)
I offer a guarantee against faulty manufacture for the lifetime of the knives. This does not cover abusive use of the knives or wear and tear. The handle materials on these knives are natural and as such, must be looked after. These knives will not respond well to being left soaking in a sink or (and it pains me to even think of it) put in a dishwasher. I would consider both of these actions as knife abuse. Use them, clean them, dry them and they will remain beautiful for years to come.
For purchasing and information please contact Owen here.