The second of three knives created from the same broken Rosewood chair leg, this piece is on the small end of the deba range and features subtly exaggerated lines which give it an organic feel.
The clay tempered blade was hand forged from an old reclaimed leaf spring, and shows some of the original pitting as well as a strong hammer texture on the top portion of the blade. Blade construction is muku and the cross section is single bevel with a larger koba edge so it can be sharpened like a standard western knife.
The handle began its life several decades ago as a Rosewood chair in a dining room set brought back by a family who was living abroad in Asia. A beautiful piece of spalted Maple burl from Vancouver Island accents the Rosewood and both have been completely shaped and finished by hand and coated with pure tung oil for a totally natural finish.
The blade is about 5″ long and the overall length is just over 10″.
Material: Reclaimed leaf spring steel, reclaimed Rosewood from a broken chair leg, Vancouver Island spalted Maple burl
This piece is in a private collection on Vancouver Island.
Photos from the Forge