This kitchen knife was forged from high carbon tungsten steel (1.2442), smelted to high specification for the cutlery industry by a small producer in Germany, laminated by the process of forge welding in a traditional smith's hearth with historic wrought iron to form a two layer laminate (nimai), single bevel blade suitable for RIGHT HANDED users (sorry for the caps, but it's quite important!).
The hexagonal handle is carved from semi fossilised oak that collapsed into the anglia Fens some 5000 years ago when water levels rose and swamped Eastern England.
The specifications are as follows, please read the "care and guarantee" section of this website before purchase;
Blade length: ca. 174mm
Handle length: ca. 130mm
Heel height: ca. 40mm
Spine thickness at heel: ca. 3.5mm
Spine thickness 20mm from tip: ca 1.0mm
Balance point: where blade meets handle