How was this kitchen knife made?
September 14, 2008 7:43 AM Subscribe
[ManufacturingFilter] I have a kitchen knife
that looks like solid metal, but it's far too light. How was it made?
posted by Mike1024 to Technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The knife is 210mm (8.5") end-to-end, stainless steel, and reasonably inexpensive. I cannot see any marks indicating that the blade and handle are anything but a single solid bit of metal - but were that the case, the handle would be very heavy, which it is not.
I've heard that hollow silver knife handles used to be made by producing two halves, soldering them together, then polishing until the mark was invisible. I can't see any sign of that here, although I'm no expert on what to look for.