SOLD -“Frontier Sujihiki”
A one off piece incorporating all my hard won knowledge and development in forged geometry, the intricacies of using weight with a perfectly tuned convex bevel to make the most efficient cutting tool, with a nod toward my artist blacksmith roots and to the early western frontier Bowie.
This knife is big and heavy, and the geometry is relatively thin given its weight, so it works wonderfully, push cuts are a breeze but with the weight and control , this lends itself perfectly to the task of controlled slicing.
The balance is also in its favour, with the unique leaf guard being perfectly placed for just a tad weight forward feel, but enough to relieve the feeling of weight. It works comfortably in pinch or your finger in the guard.
This is an all carbon steel knife, with the cladding being pure iron, giving that fabulous texture, the core being 1.2442 fully hardened and only slightly relieved to 65 hrc. The guard is wrought iron , lightly blued and oiled, care will need to be taken to keep this area around the leaf guard and integral bolster dry and oiled, the odd coat of linseed will do no harm in this area to help keep rust at bay. And you can use this on the stag too. The rest of the knife should be used, hand washed only and allowed to attract natural patina and oiled with mineral oil. A carbon knife is best kept by using it, and that’s what this was made for, give it a patina and it will be much more protected from rust😀
This one captured my imagination, hope it captures yours...
Here are the specifications....
Blade length 322mm
Bolster thickness 17mm
Spine Thickness over heel 9mm
Thickness on heel top of bevel 2.2mm
Thickness at tip top of bevel 1.8mm
Weight 650 ish grams
Balance point. 20mm ahead of choir/guard
Handle , Finest stag crown, flamed at the butt. A simple riveted brass pin.
Metalwork features. , A nickel silver spacer and a wrought iron forged leaf finger guard, both hard soldered.
Blade materials , Pure iron from Sheffield, with finest 1.2442 core from Germany.
I am now invoicing for shipping separately, I have moved to DHL to maintain a reliable service to the EU which is working well. But please note shipping is not included, when I have your order and location I will get the quote from DHL and invoice this separately.