Rustic Personal Chef XL

The legendary Rustic Person Chef from Don Carlos Andrade is back with a longer 215mm / 8.46" blade in hand-forged 1095 carbon steel. Stellar in every way, the silky, convex, etched and polished blade bevels match beautifully to the forged-finish above, and a perfectly rounded choil, polished to a high shine, highlights the details. Precise heat treatment, a thin edge with stiff, strong spine, and geometry and balance that's hard to rival, this continues to be a stand-out knife, much like the first versions from Don years ago. African Blackwood receives an antique micarta inlay and unique mosaic pin. to form the handle in Don's signature hidden-tang, wa-style rendition. 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: 215mm / 8.46". Overall length: 370mm / 14.5". Blade width at choil: 3.3mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 2.0mm. Blade height at heel: 51mm. Weight: 8.3oz / 234g.
Blade: 1095 carbon steel. Handle: African Blackwood with antique ivory micarta inlay and mosaic pin.
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Rustic Personal Chef XL