Blackwood Tribal Kiritsuke 175mm

Forged to shape from 1095 carbon steel, Don differentially heat treats the blade then etches and polishes the surface to reveal a contrasting rustic finish with polished bevels. Thin behind the edge and light at 6.7oz / 192g combined with a convex grind and aggressive tip, this is a particularly versatile and beautiful tool, perfect for daily prep this knife could easily be the only one in your kitchen. The African Blackwood handle is carved in Don's wa-style shape and given a 2mm cotton 'Tribal' wrap and a G10 inlay. A cloth-covered protective case is included.

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The Story

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 175mm 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: 175mm / 6.89". Overall length: 325mm / 12.8". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.9mm. Blade height at heel: 45mm. Weight: 6.7oz / 192g
Blade: 1095 carbon carbon steel with contrasting forged-finish and high-polish bevels. Handle: African Blackwood with G10 inlay and rosin-impregnated 2mm woven cotton line.
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