These knives were made by one of my favourite knife (and razor) makers, Butch Harner. Butch practices his craft in Pennsylvania, and takes a unique and exciting approach to making his kitchen knives. He combines the look of classic kitchen knives with those of his tactical and everyday carry knives. He then pairs that up with an unbelievably thin yet durable geometry (grind), that comes from being one of the best razor makers out there. Butch heat treats his blades beautifully, always finding the perfect balance of durability, sharpenability and edge retention. Essentially, what I'm getting at is, if you're lucky enough to get one of Butch's knives, you're in for a treat!
This set of four steak knives is by far the coolest and most impressive I have seen. Each blade is flat ground with a nice and thin, but very durable edge and cross section. The blades are made of CPM-154 Stainless Steel, hardened to 61HRC. The handles are stunning stabilized curly mango, from Mark Farley at www.burlsource.us. The figuring in the mango wood looks almost 3D, while really sparkling and bouncing around in different lights. Mark has some of the best handle materials out there, and you can really see the proof is in the pudding with these pieces.
These knives are for steak aficionados, and will cut through your meal with absolute ease. The straight edge allows for quick touch ups on the stones, when needed. With proper maintenance (which is minimal) these knives will give years and years of loyal service, while wowing the owner and any dinner guests who are lucky enough to use them. A huge bonus with these knives is that each one can be used as a top-quality utility knife that won't be one bit out of place on the dining table or in the kitchen.
Length of Edge: 112mm
Overall Length of Knife: 225mm
Thickness of Spine at Heel: 2.7mm
Height of Blade at Heel: 30mm