MKS /Bicycle handle knives
These knives represent the first (and ongoing) line of limited production cutlery from MKS design.
Originally designed in 2005, they combine top notch blades made to my specifications with welded stainless steel handle tubes and injection molded bicycle grips that provide a perfect balance of shock absorption and control. This design allows each knife in the line to be tuned precisely for weight and balance at the point of assembly. Edges are individually ground and polished to suit as well. The bicycle handle knives are original, durable, delightful …and just the thing on the off chance you happen to meet a bear in the kitchen.
Bicycle handle blades were originally manufactured in Sheffield, UK then Maniago, Italy, briefly in Sevierville, TN, and finally here in Massachusetts. They are tempered to a Rockwell C 56 hardness for toughness and easy sharpening. These edges will put up with a pounding. Steels used in the different blades are 13C26, 440-C, 420M, and SF77 stainless. All knives come with choice of red, blue, green, or black handle grips (alternate BMX style grips available upon request), and a rawhide honing strap. A clear plastic knife roll and DMT fine or extra fine diamond sharpening steel are optional.