Very Light Ajikiri Style Paring knives


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[FONT=Graphik Web, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]These paring knives have a blade shape based on the JapaneseAjikiri. The shape allows the knife to cut meat and vegetables muchthicker than a conventional paring knife. The blade and handleangles allow push cuts over a cutting board without your knucklesbanging the board. The knives are 8 ½ inches long. The upper knife has a 3 3/4 inchby 1 1/2 inch blade that is 1/16 inches thick. [/FONT][FONT=Graphik Web, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Thehandle is made from [/FONT][FONT=Graphik Web, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]asingle piece of black walnut. The knife weighs 1.9 ounces. The lower knife has a 4 inch by 1 1/8 inch blade that is 3/32 thick. The knife weighs 2.0 ounces. The handle is book matched ambrosia maple. Both handles are finished with polyurethane. [/FONT][FONT=Graphik Web, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Theblades is hand made in my shop of 100MnCrV4 high carbon tool steel, heat treated and tempered it to Rc 62-63[/FONT][FONT=Graphik Web, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT]


Both handles are fairly long and fit easily in large or small hands. The light weight allows them to be used for long periods of time without hand fatigue.