Fauve Damascus Chef 222mm

Designed, shaped, and finely tuned by California bladesmith Don Carlos Andrade, this exquisite chef knife combines carbon damascus by Salem Straub and custom handle material from G.L. Hansen & Sons with Don's world-class craftsmanship to produce a one-of-a-kind culinary tool. Using Salem's Ladder W's pattern damascus steel, Don has forged the 222mm / 8.7" blade to shape by hand, giving it a unique and utilitarian profile with nicely curved edge for rocking on the board, strong, workhorse bevels for all variety of kitchen prep, and an eye-catching stepped down spine with detail work including a rounded stretch that transitions to flat, and then to a faceted, three-face section toward the tip. The handle, as you may notice, is just as vibrant as the blade, sculpted in Don's infamous wa-style handle style from a one-of-a-kind piece of multi-colored rag micarta and given a rare blue Westinghouse micarta inlay and unique mosaic pin with red and blue highlights. A cloth-covered saya is included. 

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The Story

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: 222mm / 8.7”. Overall length: 370mm / 14.5”. Blade width at the choil: 3.5mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.6mm. Blade height at heel: 51mm. Weight: 7.9oz / 224g.
Blade: Salem Straub custom carbon damascus in 1080 & 15n20. Handle: G.L. Hansen & Sons rag G-carta, rare Westinghouse blue inlay, and mosaic pin.
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