Modern French Chef 157mm

Forged to shape and hardened to HRC 59-60, the 52100 carbon steel blade is hand-sanded to Don's beautiful satin finish and measuring 157mm / 6.5", it is an outstanding knife for daily use. The classic and aggressive French style blade profile coupled with the precise convex geometry and edge performance we expect from Don's work make this model a slicer and a dicer, capable of effortless prep work. Aesthetically, the rounded and polished spine are married to the octagonal handle carved from African Blackwood with translucent G10 bolsters, and ending with a carved steel pin at the butt. handle beautifully. A cloth-covered case is included for storage.

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A classic Frensh chef knife profile matched seamlessly with an Eastern style wa handle of African Blackwood and translucent G10, the Modern French Chef 157mm is a stellar example of Don Carlos Andrade's ability to combine form and function in unique yet natural ways. Creating custom chef knives by hand at his Los Osos, California workshop, Don's years as a formally trained chef inform the details of his designs and geometry, and his decades as a sculptor, artist and teacher result in gorgeous, purpose built culinary tools.

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Blade length: 157mm / 6.25". Overall length: 300mm / 11.75". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 2.9mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.5mm. Blade height at heel: 45mm. Weight: 5.1oz / 146g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel, forged to shape, heat treated to HRC 59/60, Handle: African Blackwood & translucent G10 handle bolsters with carved pin.
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