Mesquite Medium French Chef

With the mesquite and bloodwood handle combination we love in Don Andrade's hidden tang knives, this medium French chef knife is an outstanding all-around knife in the classic yet unique style of Don Andrade. The 52100 carbon steel blade measures 6.25" with a beautiful distal taper as expected in Don's knives, and a polished, rounded spine. Lightweight at 3.7 oz with a comfortable handle long enough for a variety of grips this is a versatile feeling knife in the hand. A cloth covered transport case is included. 

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The Story

Don Andrade's style is unique and recognizable yet classic and understated at the same time. The hidden tang construction most often associated with Japanese cutlery goes beautifully with Don's medium French style blade. His years in professional kitchens combined with over a decade of bladesmithing inform the many subtle decisions he makes while building each knife by hand. Working from his studio in Southern California, Don Andrade builds some of the finest sole-authorship kitchen knives available today. 

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