Glass Epoxy French Chef 222mm

Disclaimer: The weight and balance of this striking Don Carlos Andrade chef knife result in a feeling of complete and total satisfaction that may be difficult to recreate elsewhere. Balancing just at the font of the handle where the knife's mass is concentrated and the spine measures almost 4mm wide, this workhorse chef knife is the go-to tools for the most demanding work, and the most detailed, precise cuts alike. Don's pronounced convex bevel geometry above a sharp, strong edge will chop efficiently and endlessly, while the blade's spine, rounded and polished, tapers steadily from above the heel to the aggressive, needle-like tip. The blade steel is 1095LM, hardened with clay and etched and polished to reveal a hamon. For comfort and control in a profile that Don executes beautifully, the handle is crafted from vintage Westinghouse grass epoxxy micarta with translucent G10 inlay and a pair of hand-peened stainless pins. 

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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: 222mm / 8.7”. Overall length: 335mm / 13.2”. Blade width at the choil: 3.6mm. Blade width one inch from tip: 1.3mm. Blade height at heel: 55mm. Weight: 8.8oz / 252g.
Blade: 1095LM carbon steel with clayed hamon and etched and polished surfaces. Handle: Westinghouse glass epoxy micarta with G10 inlay.
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