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.
FORGED BY: Jamison
STYLE: Muteki, Funayuki Kitchen Knife
FEATURE: Carter Elbow, Hidden Tang with Wa Handle
STEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless Steel
HANDLE: Natural Canvas Micarta with Arizona Desert Ironwood Bolster
LINER: Copper, Natural G10, and Black Canvas Micarta Liners
BLADE LENGTH: 6.34″ (161 mm, 5.31 sun)
WEIGHT: 4.87 oz (138 g)
BLADE WIDTH: 1.61″ (41 mm)
BLADE THICKNESS: *0.076″ (1.92 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.