Chef's Hatchet (Spalted Maple, Lichen)
The Chef's Hatchet is hefty little cleaver forged from an old Ford leaf spring. The design boasts a full-tang construction. It has been annealed, hardened, and tempered to give the blade incredible durability as as a working tool.
The handle is made from of some spalted Maple wood and forest lichen encased in resin. The handle is pinned to the blade with steel pins.
The knife comes with a custom leather sheath made from the scraps of a horse saddle. The sheath is created from a single piece of leather, which has been riveted together, waxed, and stitched by hand with waxed linen.
Overall Length: 10.5″
Blade Length: 5.75″
Thickness: roughly 3/16 ″
Steel: Full Tang, High Carbon, 60 HRC
Finish: Forge finish/ force etched
Blade Depth: roughly 2.25″
Grind: Flat grind with flat to convex micro-bevel
Weight: ~ 11.5 oz.
Caring for knife:
Keep the knife as dry as possible. Do not soak in water. When finished cutting something wet or washing blade, dry with a soft cloth. Small amounts of mineral oil should occasionally be wiped onto blade. Handle is protected with CA glue.
*Purchase includes knife.