Rustic Personal Chef

A stand-out knife from bladesmith Don Carlos Andrade, the Rustic Personal Chef features 7" of forge-finished and polished, differentially heat treated 1095 carbon steel in a stick-tang configuration. In the creation of this culinary tool Don seeks perfection in form and function, focusing on precise heat treatment and the subtle touches that make his work world-class, including the polished accents on the blade and a gorgeous handle hand-carved from African Blackwood and accented with an antique micarta inlay and mosaic pin. Comfort and balance matched only by impeccable style and masterful fit and finish, a custom knife to rule the kitchen. A cloth-covered protective transport case is included.

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The Story

A trained chef with fine dining experience, an accomplished bronze and stone sculptor and a gifted blacksmith with a talent for forging knives by hand, Don Carlos Andrade of California Custom Knives combines his talents to design and create stunning custom chef knives like this one at his one-man shop in southern California. Combining only the finest elements, from wood to vintage micarta to tried-and-true steels, Don's knives are truly heirloom quality and represent some of the finest sole-authorship kitchen knives in the world. 

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7" (178 mm) blade, 13.5" overall. Blade width at the heel: 3.4mm. Blade height at heel: 48mm.
1095 forge-finished & polished carbon blade, African blackwood handle with antique micarta inlay and mosaic pin
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Rustic Personal Chef