|•||Rare African triple riveted full tang wooden handle with a double bolster|
|•||Precision forged from a single black of high carbon steel|
|•||Completely forged from one piece of X50CrMoV15 stainless steel|
|•||Perfect for thick sandwiches, meat, fruit and vegetables|
|•||Made in Solingen, Germany; Lifetime Warranty|
Wusthof Ikon Blackwood knives are completely forged from one piece of X50CrMoV15 stainless steel with a triple riveted wooden handle with a double bolster. While the standard position of the bolster between the handle and blade is an integral part of a precision forged knife providing heft and balance, the second bolster at the end of the handle completes the feel and ties in modern design.
African Blackwood is harvested in the northern provinces of Mozambique. The high quality of the wood in this region is suitable for musical instrument manufacture. Best timber is used to make clarinets, oboes and bagpipes for musicians around the world. The quantity of supply is controlled through government regulations. African Blackwood is a slow growing tree that regenerates from root suckers and stumps. Mature trees grow as simple individuals within the savannah. At the beginning of the year, the forestry authorities of the provinces where Blackwood occurs, receive instructions from Central Government about the quantity of Blackwood that can be cut in that year.