The Carter Elbow is a design detail inspired by the Japanese wabocho. Murray modified it and now claims it as his own unique contribution to the industry. The radius of the Carter Elbow allows more steel to remain at the point which is traditionally a weaker place in the blade and has a tendency to get damaged first. Compared to a straight line down to the point, the Carter Elbow creates a more reinforced tip.
STYLE: Carter, Kurouchi series Funayuki Kitchen Knife
FEATURE: Carter Elbow
STEEL: Hitachi Blue #2 Steel core laminated with Gokunantetsu Mild Steel
HANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood with Black Canvas Micarta Bolster
LINER: Corian Spacer
BLADE LENGTH: 6.18″ (157 mm, 5.18 sun)
WEIGHT: 4.8 oz (136 g)
BLADE WIDTH: 1.65″ (42 mm)
BLADE THICKNESS: *0.072″ (1.82 mm)
*NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the middle, more thin towards the tip), the blade thickness given is dependent on what part of the blade is measured. On kitchen knives, we measure the blade thickness at the stamp.