The first ‘production’ K7
A little over a year ago, I posted about the K13. The last line of the post was “...I wonder what a K7 will look like?” A few hours after that post, I received an email from someone saying they weren’t sure either - but they were interested in the first one.
That was pretty awesome.
With the K7 prototype completed, and waiting patiently for a year - here is the first production K7. It is infilled with some pretty amazing wood - Bois de Rose. It is also known as Madagascar Rosewood or Violet Rosewood. When you first cut into it - the color is staggering - and the ‘violet’ reference makes perfect sense.
This quickly darkens, and as my customer described it, turns to ‘greasy black’.
Thankfully - some of that violet color remains and is still very visible in bright light.
It has been a very long time since I have worked with Bois de Rose and I was thrilled to be able to work with it again. I also really enjoyed making another K7.
This K7 has the same larger scoop on the inside of the front pad. It is 7" long with a 1-3/4" wide blade and a 52.5 degree bed angle. The sides and sole are 01 tool steel and the lever cap and screw are stainless steel.