Merlot Medium French Chef 140mm

A classic from Don Carlos Andrade with unlimited utility in any kitchen, this is the first Medium French Chef model in some time. With its silky, satin-finished 52100 carbon steel, the 45mm tall blade heel offers ample height for prepping large items as well as finger clearance for rocking on the board. The 140mm / 5.5" edge is razor-sharp, strong, and durable, perfect for the majority of cutting needs delivered in a compact, nimble package. In black mesquite, Don's wa-style handle rendition is fitted with a merlot-colored bloodwood inlay and matching, rosin-impregnated woven cotton wrap for grip, and of course, great looks. A cloth-covered saya is included.

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Working from his small shop in Southern California, Don Carlos Andrade designs and creates heirloom quality chef knives by hand, each with a unique and inviting look and feel that stands out from the crowd. A trained chef and long-time artist with a background in stone sculpting and blacksmithing, Don's attention to detail as well as his knowledge of the subtleties involved in working with kitchen tools day in and day out result in extraordinary, custom chef knives that will last generations of daily use.

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Blade length: 140mm / 5.5”. Overall length: 270mm / 10.6”. Blade width at the choil: 3.2mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 45mm. Weight: 4.4oz / 126g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel. Handle: Black mesquite with bloodwood inlay, and rosin-impregnated woven cotton line wrap.
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