Description from Kaufmann Mercantile
High carbon steel blade. Shaped and slotted by hand-grinding and precision machining. Comfortable oil-finished bubinga wood handle. Available in 1-1/4″ rounded and 1-1/4″ slanted detail blades. Made in France.
These blades are made of high carbon steel, one of the hardest metals used to make tools. Because of its exceptionally fine grain, high carbon steel can be given a much sharper edge than other alloys. The oil-finished bubinga wood handle is gently curved to fit comfortably in your hand.
Use & Care
The knives can be used for precision cutting, trimming, carving, and work in wood, paper, and other materials. Suitable for right- or left-handed use.
High carbon steel is extremely hard, and therefore brittle, so the blade must be stored carefully to keep the edge free of chips or nicks and to prevent it from going dull (loose in a drawer is not recommended). High carbon steel is not corrosion resistant í¢â¬” thatí¢â¬â¢s the price of having the sharpest edge í¢â¬” and the best way to keep it from rusting is constant use. As an additional precaution, you may want to coat the blade with WD-40 or camellia or mineral oil. Keep dry. For the best performance and depending on frequency of use, you should sharpen and hone your blade regularly; the duller it gets, the more work will be required to bring the edge back.
1-inch Carving Knife: 1-inch blade
1¼-inch Carving Knife: 1¼-inch blade Material
High carbon steel, bubinga wood handle