Fresh off the bench are these two beauties. >>> Special Ladies French Knives...for the special lady of the house. But guys can use them too!
Forged-to-shape out of 52100 these two really are light and quick in the hand with exceptional balance and ergonomics.
Handles like this are not just blazed-out on a machine, but are
carefully sculpted by hand over the course of a few days ti'll they are
This handle shape was an adaptation of the Shallot Knife handle that was originally designed for a full tang knife.
It translates to a stick tang well but the fit take care and attention.
I chose to incorporate a Machi,
that little notch above the choil-area you see on many Japanese knives,
and I generally butt it right to the handle and registered into the
.....sort of my adaptation of this style, resulting in better balance & energy transition from handle to blade
OAL on these are 13" and 12.75" with blades that are 8" and 7.75" respectively.
African Blackwood or (Grenadilla) that is of a very high quality. I
found a nice source of reject blanks from Clarinet Makers...which I love
since I play clarinet:)
The top knife has an inlay of a wood called Apitome that is super
chatoyant, the bottom with Lemonwood inlay, each knife with detail
I hope you enjoy seeing the images of these two new Special Ladies!