Cocobolo Utility Paring Knife


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Custom, hand made knives for hunters and collectors   

Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs

Michael H Mara  

(708) 969-2424

Here are the knives. Some are sold, and some are currently available, as described in the captions. I can duplicate a sold knife, or work with you to create a custom piece. Lead time for custom orders is currently 6 to 8 weeks.

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Cocobolo Utility Paring Knife             

Cocobolo Utility Paring Knife @2011 Michael H. Mara

 This paring or utility knife features a 3 1/2 convex ground 1080 blade, differentially hardened for hardness and strength, and satin finished. The differential tempering is created via coating the spine with refractory clay, prior to hardening, and creates a blade is hardened to HRC62 at the edge, while the spine remains soft. This enables the knife to take and hold a razor edge like no other blade. The knife is 7 1/2 overall, and is ergonomically shaped to nestle in the hand, with full tang construction for strength and durability, Cocobolo scales, and three brass pins. $163 SOLD

Some process pics. The blade ground, prior to hardening:

The spine clay coated, prior to hardening:

The blade after hardening, with the decarb layer still visible:

The blade after the decarb was removed, showing the hamon (differential temper line:

Michael H Mara   (708) 969-2424

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