Modern French Chef

A refined yet aggressive profile on this gorgeous chef knife from Don Andrade is enough to satisfy the most discerning appetite. The forged 6.5" blade in 52100 has been sent off-premises to be professional heat treated to RC59-60, creating a high performing blade that will maintain an edge for countless dishes. The octagonal handle, more often found on Japanese knives, is a feature Don reserves for a select few and he dresses this modern French chef profile with an African Blackwood and translucent G10 handle beautifully. A cloth-covered case is included for storage.

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The Story

Representative of Don Carlos Andrade's talents as an artist and knifemaker, and passion for food and cooking, this Modern French Chef knife is light and fast in the hand with its forged-to-shape carbon tool steel blade measuring a modest 6.5", perfect as the one tool to do it all in any kitchen. 

Both forging and employing stock reduction blade profiling, Don designs and builds a variety of chef knives by hand at his shop in Southern California. A sculptor and trained chef, he brings a deep appreciation for both art and function that is evident in each knife he creates. Look for more one-of-a-kind custom chef knives from Don on our site. 

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6.5" blade, 12.25" overall
Forged 52100 blade heat treated to RC59/60, African Blackwood & translucent G10 handle.
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