This is a really great knife from Elk Ridge (a brand of Master Cutlery) with a bone inlay handles and 440 grade (surgical grade) stainless steel blade and handle.
Blade: 3″ (7.5 cm) long by 1″ (2.5) wide by 2.7mm thick blade with hollow grind for superior edge and ease of sharpening. 440 high carbon stainless steel means an incredible cutting edge. The blade is etched with the Elk Ridge logo. Razor sharp and satin finish.
Overall length: 7″ (18 cm)
Handle: Stainless with beautifully finished horn grips. The handle is a feature on this knife.
Condition: Brand new, unused in box.
What makes these knives superb is the steel used. Many knives are made with inferior grades of stainless steel. “Stainless” is a large group of steel alloys – many entirely unsuitable for blade use.
Grade 440 is capable of attaining the best hardness, sharpness and wear resistance of all the stainless alloys. Its very high carbon content is responsible for these characteristics along with superior heat treatment. Of course this is also more expensive – you get what you pay for.
A beautiful design, beautifully made and finished. Very collectible. Another 1st class knife from Elk Ridge.
Definitely not a cheap little knife!! Ideal gift.