African Blackwood Petty Chef 153mm

In a classically beautiful profile designed for a wide range of cuts around the kitchen in a slim, compact package comes a petty chef knife by Don Andrade with silky hamon and razor-sharp edge. The convex bevels are tough and precise, a hallmark of Don's unique geometry informed by his years in fine dining kitchens and formal culinary training. For comfort and control a long, elegant piece of African Blackwood is shaped into Don's well-known wa-style handle rendition in shield profile, rounded along the lower sides and faceted above and along the bottom plane, tapering from front to back. Inlays and a matching ferrule of translucent green G10 with a single mosaic pin complete the package, and a custom 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: 153mm / 6”. Overall length: 295mm / 11.6”. Blade width at the choil: 2.7mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.7mm. Blade height at heel: 26mm. Weight: 3.9oz / 112g.
Blade: 1095LM (Low Manganese) steel with differential heat treatment and etched and polished surfaces. Handle: African blackwood with G10 bolster-laminate and G10 inlay single mosaic pin.
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