Every now & then I feel the need to challenge myself. One of the harder things I've come across to do is to mount a metal bolster to a knife blade through soldering.
This traditional bolster mounting method is difficult to master and rarely seen in today's knife making world. I very much like the look of this feature as it adds a touch of professionalism not seen in simple epoxy joints. Challenging for sure but I feel well worth the effort.
This knife is made from CPM154 powdered stainless steel and as a result will remain looking good, have great edge retention, and ease of sharpening.
Food separation will be good, primarily as a result of the convex grind, and also assisted by a forward balance where weight is retained in the upper section of the blade as much as possible.
The spine is nicely tapered, retains strength, and resists flex. The tip is thinly ground for making proper cuts as required.
The oval (wa) handle is made from a straight grain Desert Ironwood with a nickel silver spacer and ferrule. This wood was selected specifically to bring a rich classy appearance to the package. You should be able to see that the ironwood is very unique in how it looks brown or purple with a little red depending on what lighting it catches, it looks a lot like rosewood in this respect.
The handle has been sealed with a varnish/oil finish.
I would be very surprised if this isn't one of the nicest knives you'll ever use, how about that for a statement?
*Please see close up pictures for details.
*Note - There are some double pictures because the knife was shot in different lighting to show details