BYOK – Bring Your Own (Steak) Knife is a bit of a thing in among knife enthusiasts. Shun’s Higonokami Steak Knife is probably the most notable production example of the trend. One of my favorite Blade Show memories is Dogwood Dan seeing me pull out my Kim Breed Model 15 at Saturday night dinner, and his then pulling out one of his knives. People around the table began following our lead. There were probably $3k of knives on the table by the time people were through. I thought of that when I saw the Skalpel Steak Knife, which is a really cool looking new Kickstarter campaign.
From Skalpel’s Kickstarter:
Taking inspiration from a surgeon’s scalpel we’ve created a precision steak knife that’s nimble enough to effortlessly tackle any cut of meat.
Skalpel is a minimalist piece of design that delivers maximum performance.
Distinctive and generous grooves in the handle are ground by hand to achieve an incredibly tactile finish and secure grip.
This stunning knife is the result of months of testing and refinement by master knife maker Stuart Mitchell.
Its ergonomic design not only looks great, but is perfectly weighted to feel just right in hand.
Stuart is a master knife maker with over 35 years experience of making custom knives.
Each Skalpel is handmade by Stuart in his workshop where everything passes through his hands and his hands only.
I am seriously considering kicking in. If I were mid-season flush with guiding cash I definitely would. I think it is that cool.