Phalange (wormy apple)

$260.00 Sold Out

This blade is made from 1095 tool steel, a high-carbon steel used in the making of many modern day tools.

The blade boasts a full-tang construction. The steel has been annealed, hardened, and tempered to give the blade incredible durability as a working tool. The blade has also been force-etched to create a patina on the steel, which helps prevent further corrosion of the steel over time. The handle is made from a piece of wormy Applewood pruned from an orchard in Northeast Ohio. The handle has been pinned to the blade with steel pins – one of which is hollow, with a inner diameter of 1/4”. The finger indentation is the center of balance for this knife. Not only does it fit comfortable about the fingers – it gives confidence with its balance and a feeling of ultimate control.

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.

Cutting edge: 65+ HRC *Blade is sharpened with a steep convex grind.
Blade: ~ 1/8” thick, 1” deep, and 3” long.
Entire knife: ~ 7”.

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 and other natural oils worked into handle. After wiping excess oil from handle, buffing a small amount of beeswax onto the wood will help to protect and extend its life.

*Purchase includes knife and leather sheath.