Utility Knife (5 in) with Cocobolo
Product Description for Utility Knife (5 in) with Cocobolo
Maker: Bob Kramer, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97261
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Satin finished 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Cocobolo set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: Knives by legendary knifemaker Bob Kramer have become nearly impossible to come by. Certified as a Master Bladesmith by the American Bladesmith Society, Bob Kramer is one of very few American bladesmiths to specialize in kitchen cutlery. Cook’s Illustrated once wrote: “The Kramer knife outperformed every knife we’ve ever rated.” Saveur dubbed Bob “The Master of the Blade.” This exquisite chef's knife has been in a private collection since it was made by Kramer. It has never been used to cut and by all appearances, Bob could have made it yesterday. This is not a production Henckels or Shun. This is a handmade knife by Mastersmith Bob Kramer.
The 5 inch utility knife is a perfect choice for detail tasks. It is a good middle ground between a chef's knife and a paring knife and is a good choice when slicing tomatoes, chopping garlic, or removing silverskin from meat. The slender blade combines control and precision.
The blade is formed from 52100 carbon steel, Bob's favorite steel. Many knifemakers (including Mastersmiths Bill Burke and Ed Fowler) and knife users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the best, if not the best steel ever used for knifemaking. 52100 takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Because the blade is carbon steel, this knife must be dried after use to prevent rust or tarnish. We recommend using camellia oil for easier care.
Both the blade and full tang are distal tapered for optimal balance. Brass fittings nicely highlight the dark cocobolo wood handle. Cocobolo is a perfect choice for kitchen knives. The resinous wood holds up beautifully to the heavy demands of either a home or commercial kitchen.
Exceptional work throughout!
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