9" 235mm Nitro-V Stainless Steel XT "O-Nabunka", tested to 63HRC, in my standard geometry. This knife is a cutter!...with a 67mm heel height that carries forward to 53mm at the kiritsuke tip. This allows great leverage while rocking, and increased forward balance for superior cutting performance. Food release is great due to my proprietary geometry. The edge profile on this knife is a cross between Japanese and European, which will excell at rocking, but still slice competently.
The "O-Nabunka" name comes from the overall 'bunka' profile of the edge and tip, crossed with my 'nakiri' geometry. 'O' is the Japanese designation for 'long' blades. This is a general purpose knife with a nod towards vegetable prep. The pricing is SPECIAL and dependent upon the customer providing a public review of the knife!!...as this is among the first ones available to the general public. The knife comes with my standard geometry handle (faceted diamond, please select in the options) and standard handle material (currently a rather beautiful stabilized silver poplar, you can see examples pictured above, and video on my YouTube under the title 'Stabilized Silver Poplar'). G10/metal/G10 spacers in either a straight or diagonal configuration are also included. Upgraded handle material, and spacer options are available for an additional cost, and can be discussed before starting the knife (please select 'Custom Material' above, and use the 'Contact Me' option on the main page). Payment for material options will be due on completion of the knife, before delivery.
*******DELIVERY OF PROJECT KNIVES IS 30 to 90 days.