Stainless Personal Chef 185mm

With a silky, hand-sanded finish, this 185mm / 7.28" chef knife in CPM 154 stainless steel by Don Carlos Andrade is an incredible all-around daily user, versatile and purpose-built, aptly named the Personal Chef. For kitchens large or small where the flexibility of a stainless blade and synthetic handle combined with the nuanced and precise geometry of a European style chef knife is required, this knife will excel without limits. Thin yet strong with convex bevels, a full distal taper and excellent balance, the superb function comes with nothing less than beautiful form, a polished and rounded choil extending downward from the antique ivory micarta handle with rare Westinghouse blue micarta inlay and peened steel pins. A custom made, 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: 185mm / 7.28". Overall length: 315mm / 12.4". Blade width at choil: 3.3mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 46mm. Weight: 7.7oz / 202g.
Blade: CPM 154 stainless steel. Handle: Antique ivory micarta with Westinghouse blue ivorite micarta inlay and peened steel pins.
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