Ironwood Chef 240mm

Dressed in gorgeous, premium ironwood atop liners of black paper micarta in Don Nguyen’s recognizable handle style that combines purposefully placed lines, angles, facets, and finishing touches, is a chef knife not for the faint of heart. This one-of-a-kind build out of Don's Tuscon, Arizona studio features a long, elegant, satin-finished blade in 52100 carbon steel, shaped and balanced to be the go-to tool for daily meal prep in any kitchen. Quick in the hand and refreshingly lightweight for its size, the 240mm / 9.5" blade stands 51mm tall at the heel, delivering a thin, razor-sharp, near-zero edge beneath wonderfully sculpted convex bevels. A full distal taper culminates at an incredibly slim and aggressive tip for all manner of precision slices. And each of these qualities exemplifies what Don is known best for: an uncompromising approach to his craft, from carefully planned, function-first designs, to a meticulous fit and finish, and lastly, a unique and striking aesthetic that chefs worldwide gravitate to. 

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Building beautifully designed, expertly engineered chef knives at his one-man shop in the US state of Arizona, Don Nguyen's culinary tools lend themselves to daily use in even the most demanding of kitchens and applications. Often beginning with thicker-than-average raw blade steel billets, his knives tend to be work-horse tools, stiff, balanced and shaped to handle hours of cuts that don't necessarily demand a delicate touch. Yet the thin edges and aggressive tips Don shapes with precision are as suited to exacting slices as to heavy chopping.

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Blade length: 240mm / 9.5". Overall length: 380mm / 14.5". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 51mm. Weight: 7.8oz / 218g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with satin finish. Handle: Ironwood with black paper micarta liners.
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