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Home Products Alder Houchou

Alder Houchou

by Crossed Heart Forge

SKU 132759

Date Added 01/04/2016

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $450.00

Price $180.00


This kitchen knife features a chisel ground blade made from a reclaimed harrow tooth. 3/16" blade stock and 1 1/4" blade depth. Hidden tang construction. Handle is alder wood with brass ring/guard, bamboo pin through handle to secure the blade. Scabbard is red cedar with a small ebony wood pin to hold in knife. Comes with handmade cloth storage bag. New from maker. Blade Steel: Reclaimed Harrow Tooth

Product Details

Blade Length 4.75

Overall Length 10.25

Weight (oz) 3.9

Source From maker

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath, Hidden Tang

Blade Details Chisel Grind, Drop Point

Handle Material Wood

About the Maker

Crossed Heart Forge

Inspired by the Japanese art of swordsmithing, Dave has been making knives since 1990. His work brings together a fusion of cultural and artistic styles from his experiences in Africa, North America, and Asia. His bladesmithing, finishing methods, and designs draw deeply on the Japanese tradition while his kitchen utensils reflect the plain and simple aesthetic gleaned during his foundational time as a blacksmith in Amish country. Hand work, clean lines, natural materials, and beauty found within function are characteristics of his current works. Highlighting the potential for transformation in discarded objects, most of his raw material is reclaimed from sources such as worn out tools, farm machinery, and sawmill equipment. Even the softwood charcoal that fuels the forge is hand made in small batches from scrap wood. Working from his studio in central Vancouver Island, Dave hand forges high carbon steel into blades, clay tempering them with the Japanese process. Mounting the finished blades using time tested methods, he creates unique art knives that are often spoken for before they are even finished.

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