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"Orion" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Rio Grande Agate gemstone  handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with frog skin

La Cocina

"La Cocina" chef's knife, obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Australian Tiger Iron Gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
"La Cocina" Fine Handmade Chef's, Utility, Working Knife

La Cocina means the kitchen, and that is exactly what this knife is designed for. This is an early design of mine, created for fruits, medium to small vegetables, and numerous tasks the chef would encounter. Truly, La Cocina has become one of my most popular knife designs, and I've even made versions of this knife that are used in utility and hunting chores, as well as being held for collection value. The blade of this knife is wide, with a deep hollow grind that makes for an incredibly thin geometry at the cutting edge. This particular La Cocina has an ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade for extra toughness at high hardness. The tang is fully tapered and the knife has full rope twist filework throughout and a fileworked choil. The mirror finished blade is easy to clean, and has just enough drop at the grind termination and choil to keep the fingers off the cutting board. The handle shape has a slight forefinger groove for control, and the butt of the handle drops slightly so the handle does not dig into the palm. This La Cocina has mirror polished high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel bolsters which are dovetailed and bed a pair of striking Australian Tiger Iron gemstone handle scales. This gemstone is very tough, taking and keeping a high polish for decades and decades, and is comprised of Tiger Eye Quartz, Hematite, and Red Jasper.

Like many of my individual kitchen knives, this La Cocina has a sheath for storage and carry, and it's made of 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, hand-carved and tooled, hand-stitched, lacquered and sealed.

A great knife for the kitchen, utility, or collection.

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"La Cocina" reverse side view. This elegant knife is very useful in the kitchen for many medium cutting chores. "La Cocina" edgework, filework detail. Rope filework extends down the fully tapered and thin tang. The knife is lighweight and easy to use "La Cocina" kitchen knife has a deep and protective leather sheath, in heavy hand-carved and tooled leather shoulder

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