A Kitchen Knife

This was a gift for my mother-in-law.

It’s a simple take on a classic chef’s knife with a blade about 6″ and overall length about 10.5″. Full-tang 1095 high-carbon steel blade, mesquite handle, steel pins. Sealed with my customary olive oil and beeswax finish.

For this one I tried something new, and made a simple wooden sheath out of two leaves of mesquite, something to keep the edge away from fingers in the knife drawer. It has the same finish as the handle, 1000 grit sandpaper (mesquite takes a very nice polish), olive oil and beeswax.

I would sell a similar knife (each piece is unique!) for $150, plus $35 for a wooden sheath.