What’s more cool than a paring knife hand forged from the leaf spring of a car? This will make for a very unique gift for the cook in your family, especially if they also happen to love cars and pick-up trucks.
The leaf springs of cars and trucks are made of 5160 steel. This paring knife was forged from a section of leaf spring I found on the side of the road. This kind of steel is ideal for re-purposing as knives and other edge holding tools, and is virtually indestructible when properly forged and heat-treated.
From the size and thickness of the leaf spring I am pretty sure it came from a truck, since it is very close to the Ford F150 leaf spring I have in stock.
Total length of this paring knife is 7.5″ with a 3.5″ blade. The handle is from a Honey Locust tree I cut down on my property a few years ago. This entire knife is from re-cycled materials.
100% hand forged in Canada. More than just a kitchen knife, it is a conversation piece with a unique story.