Paper Micarta Step Cleaver 195mm

Hand-forged by bladesmith Don Carlos Andrade in Los Osos, California, this incredible cleaver provides the edge and performance for all your vegetable chopping and butchery tasks. Weighted, balanced, and extremely comfortable in the hand, this knife will allow nothing to stand in the way. The dark, forged, textured finish and hand sanded, satin, convex bevels which slim to a sharp, strong edge, result in an elegantly rustic aesthetic. Dressed in beautiful, classic yellow paper canvas micarta, and wrapped with epoxy-impregnated woven cotton line for excellent grip and great looks, the handle is then fastened with stainless steel pins, adding to yet another striking, one-of-a-kind tool by Don that we can't keep our eyes off of, and you won't want to put down. A custom, 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. Did we mention that Don is also a wonderful person? 

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Blade length: 195mm / 7.6". Overall length: 32omm / 12.6". Blade width at the heel: 3.3mm. Blade width 1” from the tip: 1.6mm. Blade height at heel: 71mm. Weight: 11.8oz / 335g
Blade: 1065 carbon steel with forge-textured surface and satin, hand-sanded bevels. Handle: obsolete yellow paper micarta with ZMM epoxy-integrated woven cotton and stainless steel pins.
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