Blackwood Tribal Kiritsuke 165mm

The third knife in a series Don Carlos Andrade is creating without the use of any power tools in the shaping and detailing of the blade. Forged to final shape and geometry by hand in 1095 carbon steel, this perfectly sized kiritsuke utility blade is full and unforgiving, strong behind the edge for demanding tasks without fear of doing damage, while still being very nicely balanced and light in the hand for a variety of prep tasks. The forge-finish upper area is contrasted with high-polished bevels, and matched to an African Blackwood handle with rosin-impregnated 1mm woven cotton line. With a blade that rocks just enough to chop easily, an aggressive, thin tip for detail work and geometry for deboning protein, Don has built an impressive all-around knife for any kitchen.. A cloth-covered protective case is included.

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Don Carlos Andrade designs and builds some of the World's finest culinary tools using a variety of methods, from fully forged to stock reduction, from stick-tang wa handle Japanese inspired handles to full-tang European-esque configurations. This forged-to-shape 165mm chef with high-polished bevels, a food-safe 'tribal wrap' for grip (and good looks), and attention to every detail, is a beautiful example of his decades of experience as an artist and artisan coming to a head in a finished, purpose built, heirloom quality kitchen knife.

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Blade length: 165mm / 6.5". Overall length: 315mm / 12.4". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3.4mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 2.7mm. Blade height at heel: 42mm. Weight: 6.5oz / 186g
Blade: 1095 carbon carbon steel with contrasting forged-finish and high-polish bevels. Handle: African Blackwood with mosaic pin and rosin-impregnated 1mm woven cotton line.
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Blackwood Tribal Kiritsuke 165mm