Purple Maple Kiritsuke Chef 165mm

Superbly engineered and hand-crafted in California by Don Carlos Andrade, the Kiritsuke Chef is designed as a versatile mid-size knife for all cutting needs during daily meal prep. Don's exceptional geometry, balance and finish are clear, from the mirror-polished spine's full distal taper which leads to a needle-like tip for precision cuts, to the convex edge geometry he has been refining for over a decade, to the 'Emerald Sauerkraut' forced patina on this 52100 carbon steel blade. Then there is the purple dyed and stabilized curly maple handle with translucent G10 inlay and mosaic pin shaped in Don's much-loved interpretation of a wa-style handle. A cloth-covered saya is included.

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Working from his small shop in Southern California, Don Carlos Andrade designs and creates heirloom quality chef knives by hand, each with a unique and inviting look and feel that stands out from the crowd. A trained chef and long-time artist with a background in stone sculpting and blacksmithing, Don's attention to detail as well as his knowledge of the subtleties involved in working with kitchen tools day in and day out result in extraordinary, custom chef knives that will last generations of daily use.

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Blade length: 165mm / 6.5". Overall length: 310mm / 12.2". Blade width at choil: 3.3mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.6mm. Blade height at heel: 44mm. Weight: 5.6oz / 158g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel steel, 59-60 HRC. Handle: Stabilized, dyed curly maple with G10 inlay and mosaic pin.
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