I have been enjoying creating these Tribal Wrapped Handled Knives lately.
Here we have two of my "Utility Chef" models and The Green Ultralight, being more of a Utility Slicer; I designed for a USN member last year.
All three have my "Tribal Wrap" which is a 1mm woven cotton line that has been registered into the handle and then epoxy-soaked to keep out water or foods & to toughen-up the whole construct.
All have fully hardened 52100 carbon steel blades running at an RC 59-60 with forced-patina-mustard-finish.
The Utility Chef Models feature a slight variation on the style of Wa handle I have been creating lately, and are created out of Black Curly Olive wood and feature Antique Ivory Westinghouse inlay. These two are headed to Eatingtools.com in Brooklyn.
The Green Ultralight has an octagonal handle of African Blackwood, with Stabilized and dyed Curly Maple inlay and contrasting natural and green woven cotton line for the wrap.
These are all lightweight knives for their size. The Green being an Ultralight....meaning that i have been pushing the envelope on the thinness of my blades over the past two years and these are the pinacle of that, and yet, I think that you can actually go too think, but this Green Ultralight is just about the thinnest blade i have created to date...and is still tough and will excel in the kitchen for many detailed slicing chores and even as a filet knife for smaller fishes.
The Utility Chef models are great all round daily use knives for creating meals in veggies or meats, just s solid go-to knife where a larger heavier knife is not needed.
All have blades with cutting edges of 6.25" and OAL's running around 12-12.25"...so not really small knives either.
Thanks for looking....there will be more Tribal Utility Knives coming out soon, and
>>> the Green Ultralight is now live and available on my website
OK, enough Gab.
Enjoy the images.
Blessings of Health and Goodness to You All
A little fun with the Green Ultralight....standing-paper-cut !!!