Cocobolo Rustic Personal Chef

Dressed in beautiful old-growth cocobolo wood, Don Carlos Andrade's brings back the Rustic Personal Chef, forged in 1095 carbon steel that is polished and etched to reveal the differential heat treat. Weighing 7.1oz (201g) with the balance point at the heel of the 7.25" (184mm) blade, this is a chef knife from Don that feels larger in the hand than the space it uses on the board, a wants to cut all day.  Designed and handcrafted to be the knife in your roll that makes jaws drop, the Rustic Personal Chef is a personal favorite of ours. Don's cloth-wrapped protective case is included.

*An additional Rustic Personal Chef is available and may not be identical to the photos, but is very close.

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The Story

A trained chef with fine dining experience, an accomplished bronze and stone sculptor and a talented blacksmith, Don Carlos Andrade combines his talents to design and create stunning custom chef knives at his one-man shop in southern California. Combining only the finest elements, from wood to vintage micarta to our favorite 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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7.25" (184 mm) blade, 13.25" overall. Blade width at the heel: 3.4mm. Blade height at heel: 48mm.
1095 carbon steel blade, polished and etched with a forged finish. Old-growth cocobolo wood handle with antique micarta inlay and mosaic pin
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