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James Helm

Lamb splitter and carcass splitter

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A couple of new big blades that got shipped out earlier this month.  Two firsts on these: the cord-wrapped one is the heaviest I've made, and the slab handle on the lamb splitter is the longest slab I've ever made.

Both of them are forged from 80CrV2 steel with Boltaron sheaths.

The wrapped one has an 18" blade and weighs 5.14 pounds, the first of mine to weigh more than 5 pounds.  The handle is 22" long, scorched hemp on top of a neoprene foundation, with West System marine epoxy. 

39970148293_462ca569dd_b.jpgcarcasssplitter10 by James Helm, on Flickr

31993469377_73b0d3d035_z.jpgcarcasssplitter12 by James Helm, on Flickr

39970147953_a51a3eeba2_z.jpgcarcasssplitter14 by James Helm, on Flickr

It was a Christmas gift from a wife to her husband, and she had me laser engrave this on the blade.

46882312012_630664da66_z.jpgcarcasssplitter13 by James Helm, on Flickr

31993469277_3e79dc1489_z.jpgcarcassssplitter11 by James Helm, on Flickr

The lamb splitter is an over-sized version of what is usually a large one-handed butcher knife-looking blade.  The blade is 17 1/4", the handle is 17", and the weight is 4.125 pounds.  It has the longest slab handle I've ever made, from tan TeroTuf with flared stainless steel tube rivets.

The customer has assured me that the lamb splitter will be used for butchering.

39970147603_01f6f028b8_z.jpglambsplitter03 by James Helm, on Flickr

31993468957_3bb0886c8b_z.jpglambsplitter04 by James Helm, on Flickr

39970147253_67f3b198c5_z.jpglambsplitter05 by James Helm, on Flickr

More details in the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gho0LtKQPzg

Edited by James Helm
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