MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hand made steak knives. Martensitic stainless steel may typically be used for high quality knives. These French handmade steak knives need to be tempered to hold a sharp edge. The handles are of various woods (L-R) olive, kingwood (violetwood), box, ebony, juniper and rosewood. Thiers is the centre of tradition knife manufacture in France.
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