Charred Oak & steel 44
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This general purpose kitchen knife was forged from a solid bar of high carbon steel (Bohler K510), and has a handle made from oak salvaged from an old building next to my workshop (dated 1757), but I’ve given it a char which brings out the texture of the wood, and of course darkens it.
*NB* there is a slight discrepancy in the fit of handle to the bolster. It’s visible as a thin black line which can be seen in the photos. I thought about redoing the handle but the wood is so lovely and because it’s purely an aesthetic fault, I thought it would be wasteful to redo. I mean, most people wouldn’t notice, but these knives aren’t cheap and I don’t want you to turn up to the Brentford Kitchen Knife Fanciers Club and all your mates point at the line and laugh and laugh and tell you what a mug you are to have a line like that. So anyway I’ve knocked a couple of quid off for you.
This knife combines a high degree of functionality, combined with heaps of character. Due to the natural, untreated nature of both high carbon steel and the handle material, this knife will patinate and change over time. Please see the care and guarantee section of my website before purchase.
The specifications are as follows, the distal taper and balance point can be seen in the last two photos;
Blade length; ca. 105mm
Blade height at heel; ca. 37mm
Handle length, including bolster; ca. 120mm