Micarta Shallot Knife 160mm

The latest shallot knife from Don Carlos Andrade, and his first in several years, this striking build features a 160mm / 6.3" edge of hand-forged 1095 carbon steel and side-cut Westinghouse canvas micarta. The differentially heat treated 51mm tall blade is etched and polished to reveal a beautiful hamon, nicely complemented by a rounded, polished spine and choil. Silicon bronze pins fasten the unique and perfectly contoured micarta to the tapered tang to provide an exceedingly comfortable feel in the hand. An outstanding kitchen knife for all variety of daily meal prep. 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. Did we mention that Don is also a wonderful person? 

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Blade length: 160mm / 6.3". Overall length: 270mm / 11.63". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3.7mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 2.2mm. Blade height at heel: 51mm. Weight: 6.9oz / 196g
Blade: 1095 carbon carbon steel with differential heat treatment and hamon. Handle: Side-cut Westinghouse canvas micarta with silicon bronze pins.
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Micarta Shallot Knife 160mm