13″ Ophelias River Kitchen / Camp Knife ref:630

£800.00

Twisted damascus steel 13 inch kitchen knife

  • Blade dimensions: 13 inches long and 2 3/4 inches wide.
  • Blade material: 15N20 Carbon Steel and CS80 and/or EN42J carbon steel
  • Handle: Walnut and sterling silver

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Description

Constructed with a through tang that is peened over a silver butplate this knife falls somewhere between a kitchen knife and a camp knife, filling the same role as the Gaucho knives carried in the south American pampas. A knife with a little more potential than just kitchen craft for adventurous cooking or just adventure!

This pattern is made by twisting layers of steel , some of which have already been twisted giving the pattern its chaotic swirls and eddies. It reminds me of Ophelia’s river form the painting by John Everett Millais.

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 better balanced blade. I have left a little thickness in this blade to add some more weight for chopping.

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.