Desert Ironwood Chef 170mm

Precision forged entirely by hand to attain final geometry, taper and balance, this 170mm / 6.7" chef knife by Don Carlos Andrade is marked with "4" on the blade, the fourth fully-forged knife of this limited series. Contrasting forge-finish and high-polished bevels make the 1095 carbon steel shine in every sense, the convex geometry, rounded and polished spine and choil, and needle-like tip make it an outstanding performer for everyday meal prep. Beautiful desert ironwood receives Don's interpretation of the wa-style handle, both rounded, and faceted for an exceedingly comfortable grip, fastened with a single mosaic pin. A cloth-covered saya is included. 

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Based on the style, materials and purpose, Don Carlos Andrade designs and builds his 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 170mm chef with high-polished bevels, 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: 170mm / 6.7". Overall length: 305mm / 12". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3.7mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.8mm. Blade height at heel: 47mm. Weight: 6.1oz / 174g
Blade: 1095 carbon carbon steel with contrasting forged-finish and high-polish bevels. Handle: Desert ironwood with single mosaic pin.
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Desert Ironwood Chef 170mm