Next in the petty kitchen series, this 150mm kiritsuke in 2.6mm-thick mill-finish 154CM, with G10 bolster and katalox handle. This version of my maker’s mark may be a little large for this piece… I just ordered smaller ones in a fresh stencil. Hardness targeted at ~61.5Rc in keeping with the style. Sharpening it was fun! Edge is ~20d on the ground face with a ~10d microbevel on the back.
Simple, practical belt knife in the captain/hunter utility style, 100% scale:
3.5″ blade of 1/8″ thick A2 finished to 600grit, 4.25″ handle of natural canvas micarta.
This little EDC-sized hunter didn’t get any belt time because the very cool G10 scales were just too thin, and I couldn’t hold onto it very well. So I replaced them with thicker cocobolo. I miss the cool techie look, but what’s not to love about warm wood and O1? Added the mark to it too.
Just a small sample of what’s in the stash, making a few decisions.
150mm kiritsuke-tipped double-ground full-tang chef’s knife in ~0.100″ 154CM and blue/black G10.
This will match an existing paring knife. It was going to be belt finished with mill finish flats, but hand-sanding happened, and I ended up liking the contrast. It is scaled down slightly from the full-size pattern for a slightly smaller hand.