Ontario Old Hickory 79-8, 8" Cook Knife, 7045
The Ontario Old Hickory 8" Cook Knife is a must-have for every kitchen. A versatile kitchen knife, this cook knife performs beautifully for slicing, chopping, dicing and more. The Old Hickory Cook Knife features an 8.13" 1074 high carbon steel blade and a 4.87" Hardwood handle. overall, the Old Hickory cook knife measures 13" in length. All Old Hickory knives are made in the USA!
|Overall Length||13" (33.0 cm)|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Blade Material||1074 High Carbon Steel|
|Blade Length||8.13" (20.6 cm)|
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I’m a little disappointed with this knife. First the handles a bit loose. Not to the point where I feel it will come off, it just slops around a little during use. Now my big issue, it was dull as a butter knife. Along with this cook knife I also purchased the 5 piece cutlery set. Those came razor sharp right out of the box. The cook knife did not. Upon inspection I found that the top 4” or so of the blade was barely sharpened. Really you could see that the edge was flat. I took me a good 40 mins on the stone to get the edge to where it should be.. overall I’m only a little disappointed. Its sharp now and it’s being used.
I finished the handle with some sand paper and mineral oil and sharpened the blade on my Ken Onion sharpener - hair poppingly sharp ftw. If my 17.5° convex bevel proves too fragile, I'll reshape to 20°. I've wanted a carbon steel knife for ages and now I have one. Happy enough to not worry about being happier with anything else.
The steel in theses knifes can not be surpassed. Personally, at 77 years old, I have been through many knifes and have never owned or seen any knifes with any better steel. I would never own a knife made with stainless steel. I use a four sided diamond sharpener ($16) and can sharpen my knife in seconds. It sharpens so effortlessly that I never loose any measurable amount of the blade. The wooden original wooden handle is not very comfortable so I replaced it with one that I made .
This has become my go to knife in the kitchen. Its sharp and has cut/chopped everything asked of it easily. My daughter who is getting into cooking really likes this knife too. We learned quickly that after washing and drying the knife, make sure you don't drip any water on the blade. A water drop dripped on the blade from my wet hand when placing the knife in to storage. When we used it next there was a small rust spot. A quick scrub and everything was back to good as new.