Mesquite Medium French Chef 135mm

A striking version of Don Carlos Andrade's Medium French Chef knife, this handcrafted, 135mm / 5.4", 52100 carbon steel kitchen tool features a gorgeous mesquite handle in Don's incredibly comfortable, rounded and faceted wa-style rendition, with bloodwood inlay and 1mm rosin-impregnated woven cotton cord. Fast and thin with rounded, polished choil and spine the blade receives Don's 'Snowflake' pattern forced mustard patina. Tall enough for any chopping task and just the right size for kitchens large and small, this model packs a lot of cutting power into a compact package. A cloth-covered protective case is included.

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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: 3.1mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.7mm. Blade height at heel: 45mm. Weight: 4.3oz / 122g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with forced mustard patina "snowflake" pattern. Handle: Mesquite wood with bloodwood wood inlay and 1mm rosin-impregnated woven cotton cord.
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