We have been admiring the knives coming out of the Tim Johnson shop for quite a while. Tim is located in Oxford, Massachusetts. His products were originally sold under the Blackstone Knife Company brand but he recently changed the name to match his own. Tim has been selling to many of our customers directly and receiving glowing praise from owners and users. He makes a variety of blade styles and shapes using several different steels and finishes.
Tim loves to make unusual blades that borrow aspects of other styles while blending them into a cohesive and unique profile and shape. But for all this variety the one common aspect of his knives is the super thin profile with a tip that simply defies description.
This is the first knife that Tim has created specifically for us at CKTG, and to say we are pleased would be an understatement. The blade is fashioned from AEB-L which was originally made for razor blades but is now a favorite steel used by many American knife makers. It is fully stainless and has a very high resistance to corrosion. It is not the hardest of stainless steels but this slightly reduced wear resistance results in a knife that is very easy to sharpen to a razorís edge! Tim tempers the blade cryogenically. The profile is rather reminiscent of the popular French profile. It has a laser grind that is slightly convex at the edge, and of course features one of the finest tips we have experienced.
This knife flies through produce like magic. Horizontal onion cuts are a thing of wonder! The fit and finish are first rate and the lovely one piece handle made from maple is equally finished to a high standard. It is actually mounted using bees wax rather than epoxy so that the user can change it out or service the blade without the handle in the way. (If you'd like it epoxied, let us know in the Comments section at checkout and we'll do it for no charge before shipping.)
Maker: Tim Johnson
Line: Magi Pro
Location: Oxford, Massachusetts
Laser grind with a lightly convexed edge and fine tip
Maple handles sealed with beeswax (removable)
Edge Length: 208mm
If you want us to epoxy the handle onto the knife just write us a note in the comments box and we'll do it for no charge before we ship it.
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