A. Wright Sheffield Large Lamb foot Pocket Knife Rosewood 33W
Compared to the small Lambfoot pocket knife, model 31W, the Large Lambfoot pocket knife 33W is 3.5 cm longer overall at 18.5 cm (7.25 inches). The blade of the 33W is 1 cm longer at 8 cm (3.25 inches) with a cutting edge of 7.5 cm (2.9 inches), although the blade thickness is the same at 2.5 mm. Designed as a reliable work knife, the blade is rough finished, C70 carbon steel with nickel silver bolsters, brass handle liners, polished rosewood handle scales.
Hand made in Sheffield England, A. Wright pocket knives have C70 carbon steel blades. Carbon steel pocket knives generally hold a better edge than stainless steel knives, but need to be cleaned and oiled after use to prevent corrosion. Surface corrosion can be removed with fine emery cloth.
The Lambfoot style of blade has a straight cutting edge with the blade back sloping down at almost 90 degrees to form a rounded or squared off point. Lamb foot blades make ideal work knives with the straight cutting edge allowing for accurate slicing. The blade shape has the added safety of a rounded point and lambfoot blades also make good wood carving knives.