The Carter Elbow is Murray’s unique contribution to the cutlery industry. He combined the best features of a traditional Japanese Wabocho kitchen knife with his Wharncliffe Brute neck knife. This design feature allows more steel to reinforce the forward tip of the blade compared to Gyuto or French style chef knife profiles.
The Carter Safety Heel is a small feature to help prevent the knife user from cutting themselves on the very heel when choking up on the knife handle in use. Repeated sharpening will eventually remove the safety heel, which can be added again with judicious grinding, or sending it back in to Carter Cutlery.