Black Satin Chef 240mm

Don Nguyen's classic full-tang chef knives are coveted and sought after for good reason. An engineer and talented maker based in Arizona, Don's work is refined in every respect, from the purposefully designed profiles of his blades, to the geometry and balance of the blade's bevels and cutting edge, to the fit, finish, and precise form of his handle. This 240mm / 9.45" chef knife fits the bill. The 52100 carbon steel, a simple, high-chromium favorite amongst culinary tool makers for its combination of attributes that include a degree of corrosion resistance compared with other carbon steels, edge toughness on the cutting board, and high wear resistance, make it an excellent choice for daily use in the kitchen, and Don finishes it with beautiful, silky satin bevels. Thin and convex at the edge, stiff and wide along the tapering spine, and rounded and polished down the choil, the blade is as beautiful as it is useful. And then there is the handle: jacketing a tang that tapers to a thin end in the rear are layers of blue-infused carbon fiber first, topped with geometric pieces of black G10 for comfort and control.

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$2,500.00




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The Story

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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Size
Blade length: 240mm / 9.45". Overall length: 385mm / 15.2". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3.8mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.7mm. Blade height at heel: 49.5mm. Weight: 9.7oz / 276g.
Material
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with satin finish. Handle: Black G10 and blue carbon fiber.
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