Cocobolo Rustic Rainbow Chef 254mm

As large and beautiful as they come from Don Carlos Andrade, a chef-turned-sculptor-turned-bladesmith, this 254mm / 10" custom chef knife is shaped from 1095 carbon steel, differentially heat treated by Don to produce a stunning rainbow quench, then etched and polished. The old-grown cocobolo used for the hidden-tang handle is as beautiful as the forge-finished blade, and a single mosaic pin adds an extra touch. Light and fast in the hand despite the large size, the blade begins thin at only 2.8mm above the heel and tapers beautifully to about 1.8mm an inch from the tip in a kiritsuke-like profile with Don's convex grind. A cloth-covered protective case is included.

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A formally trained and talented chef, Don builds each knife one at a time as though he were to use it himself for full time kitchen work. Shaping, heat treating and hand-finishing each detail at his one-man shop in southern California, Don Carlos Andrade builds some of the finest culinary tools available today, and we're honored to represent him here at Eatingtools. 

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Blade length: 254mm / 10". Overall length: 394mm / 15.5". Blade width at choil: 2.7mm. Blade wiidth 1" from tip: 1.8mm. Blade height at heel: 54mm. Weight: 9.2oz / 262g.
Blade: 1095 carbon steel with rainbow quench, etched and polished. Handle: Old-growth Cocobolo with single mosaic pin.
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Cocobolo Rustic Rainbow Chef 254mm