Farrier’s Rasp Chef Knife

IMG_5040I forged this knife from a farrier’s rasp, which is the file that is used to trim a horse’s hooves. The teeth of the rasp have been left on the flats of the blade to hint at the steel’s previous purpose and add an aesthetic texture. The blade has been differentially hardened and etched in acid. The hardened edge of the blade appears darker after the etching while the tough back remains a lighter color.IMG_5047

The handle is made from shagbark hickory cut from my farm. The hard, white wood has been dyed a deep brown color and fitted with five copper pins for a sturdy and elegant handle construction.

The blade is 7.5 inches long, and the overall length is 12.25 inches.


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