I thought I would show off a new design I have been working on. I just had them on the table at the Australian Knifemaker Guild Show in Melbourne over the weekend. A little background on the design.. Over the years working in an office job I was putting on some weight, late last year I decided to do something about it
, do some more exercise and try to eat a bit healthier. For me that meant eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. I found myself preparing food with one of the flippers I had made in the past and I found the flipper tab annoying as ****. It
kept getting in the way hitting the cutting board and really restricted the cutting area on the blade. I wanted to design a one handed opening folder that I could use for preparing my lunch that would allow me to use the majority of the blade for cutting and slicing on a board without the handle or my grip hitting the board. I went out and bought a bunch of apples, tomatoes, avocados and all sorts of stuff and measured them all to make sure the blade would be long enough to handle chopping through them. Anyway I am really proud of this design, I have been using the prototype for my EDC and food prep needs since Christmas and I am really loving the ergonomics of it
. On top of that with the new diet and exercise regime I have lost 8.5 kilos
Onto the knife itself.. The blade is RWL34 a really nice clean steel to work with, excellent corrosion resistance and nice for the knifemaker to use. I went with a screw together construction so if there is ever any need to pull it
apart for cleaning it
can be done. The handle is G10, it
isn't going to be affected by cleaning it
by submerging in water etc. The blade is flat ground to it
's full height with 0.25mm (0.010") behind the edge.
Blade and spring: RWL34
Closed length: 108mm (4 1/4")
Open Length: 190mm (7 1/2")
Cutting Edge: 79 mm (3 1/8")
Width: 11mm The spring width is 2.5mm and I surface ground the blade thinner to accommodate washers between the G10 and the blade.
Weight: 54 gms (1.9 oz)
Big thanks for Spyderco for licencing the use of the Spyderco Round Hole to knifemakers around the world. I am really happy to be one of them.
Thanks for looking