This utility has a blade of 4 1/2” from tip to front of the bolster. It is 8 1/2” overall and approx 0.180” thick. The steel is CPM154 mirror-polished all the way with an 8” hollow grind.
I did the heat and cryo treatment on this one. The wood was stabilized by WSSI of Iowa. The bolster has finger relief sculpted in the bottom edge and has a concave backside to secure the scale. One only pin is needed to hold the scale since the bolster holds the front of the scale in place.
I had a big problem with this one 90% of the way through and nearly scrapped it. I had a chip come out of the bolster that was such an annoying flaw I couldn’t have let it out of the shop. I decided it wasn’t going to get the best of me and went to work on fixing it. A small design change and a little extra effort removed the flaw. I’m glad I stuck with it as it seems to have turned out OK.