Medium Bocote Kiritsuke 160mm

Don Carlos Andrade of California Custom Knives has been building chef knives for over twelve years after working as a formally trained chef and then as a sculptor, and it shows. This 160mm / 6.3" kiritsuke in hand-sanded 52100 carbon steel features a rounded and polished choil and spine that accentuates the beautiful full distal taper leading a needle-like tip for detail work on the cutting board. Bocote wood and an antique ivory micarta inlay are complemented by a single mosaic pin. The balance and geometry of Don's work is second to none. A cloth covered protective case is included. 

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The Story

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: 160mm / 6.3". Overall length: 310mm / 12.2". Blade width at choil: 3.3mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.6mm. Blade height at heel: 43mm. Weight: 5.0oz / 142g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with hand-sanded finish. Handle: Bocote with antique ivory micarta inlay and mosaic pin.
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