We are big fans of the beautiful knives coming out of Mr. Harnerís workshop located in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. This talented blacksmith produces some of the most unique and well styled blades we have seen. Not only do they look great, they perform just as well.
This fine nakiri is made from a single piece of XHP steel. XHP is manufactured by the Carpenter Company. It is a powder metallurgy, air-hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion-resistant alloy. Many people liken it to a corrosion resistant D2 tool steel or a high hardness 440C type stainless steel. It is easy to work at lower temperatures and is more stable than other similar alloys during heat treatment.
Mr. Harner employs a stock removal method in the making of this knife. Because it is constructed from a very tough and resilient steel, it makes it a perfect choice for a thin nakiri. Its high carbide distribution gives the blade a very fine and sharp cutting edge. It also allows Mr. Harner to put a very thin grind on the blade and behind the edge.
One area where Butch Harnerís knives stand out is in the aesthetic matching of blade and handle. This nakiri adheres to his high standards by employing a full tang design with a stunning octagonal handle made from black palm.
Maker: Butch Harner
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Construction: Mono Steel, Laser Cut
Steel: Carpenter XHP
Handle: Full Tang Curly Koa Octagonal
Edge Length: 175mm
Blade Height at Heel: 53mm
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