Mustard & Cocobolo Medium French

The classic Medium French Chef by Don Carlos Andrade is an everyday go-to kitchen knife with a tall profile that thins to a fine tip for ultimate versatility. Shaped from 3mm-wide 52100 carbon steel with a full distal taper, the blades stand out with 'snowflake pattern' forced mustard patinas, pairing beautifully with the full-figured, old growth cocobolo wood, contoured in Don's fantastic rendition of a wa-style partial tang handle. The 135mm / 5.4" blades feature a convex grind and sharp, thin edge with plenty of stiffness at the spine for the most demanding tasks. Balanced just behind the front of the handle, this is a fast, thin knife tall enough for any chopping task and just the right size for kitchens large and small. A cloth-covered protective case is included.

*Note: Three knives in this configuration were crafted in January 2018 and each is virtually identical with the exception of the individual pieces of wood used for the handles. 

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A quintessential model in Don's portfolio, the Medium French Chef is an outstanding knife designed to take on any task in any kitchen. Don's time spent in the back of the house over many years informs his convex blade geometry, balance and overall approach to culinary tool making, and this is a particular knife we will never tire of. 

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Blade length: 135mm / 5.4". Overall length: 275mm / 10.8". Blade width at choil: 3mm. Blade wiidth 1" from tip: 1.7mm. Blade height at heel: 45mm. Weight: 4.7oz / 134g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with forced mustard patina. Handle: Old-growth Cocobolo.
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Mustard & Cocobolo Medium French