Salter Fine Cutlery

Custom Order Chef Knives: "Charybdis"series Individual Chef Knives with Full-tang handles

$ 705.00

Custom chef knives now available from our top-of-the-line "Charybdis" design series in a full-tang handle option with European (western) handle styling. Each knife has been individually hand-forged in Japan and features a gray matte Damascus whirlpool patterned finish with a traditional look.

Every knife is individually made by hand. The blades are individually hand-forged by our Japanese bladesmith in Japan to our specifications and unique designs. The handles are added in our workshop and made completely by hand to your own requests. True old-fashioned handcraftsmanship every step of the way.

Each knife completely made by hand custom luxury chef knives from Salter Fine Cutlery

The distinctive styling of these knives combines the rocking motion of a traditional European-style chef knife with the edge precision and lightweight steel that makes Japanese chef blades so desirable. The wider heel provides increased space between the handle and the cutting board, making this knife an ideal choice for home cooks and professional chefs with larger hands. 

170mm small chef knife with curly koa wood and Mozambique ebony handle handmade luxury cutlery by Salter Fine Cutlery of Hawaii

Custom order chef knives with top-of-the-line whirlpool damascus pattern and exotic koa wood handles by Salter Fine Cutlery

Blade Options 

These blades are now available in a wide range of sizes.

Pricing starts at $695 and includes your choice of several bolster and handle options. Contact us for a quote.

Beautiful luxury kitchen knife for professional chef or gourmet home cooking from Salter Fine Cutlery of Hawaii

Handle Options

Handcrafted curly koa handles are included in all price quotes, however, any exotic wood can be used. Please contact us for an individualized quote if a wood other than koa is desired.

Knives can be further customized with your choice of decorative handle options: wood only (no bolster) or with a bolster in the material of your choice. Extra inserts are available by request for an additional fee.

Bolster Options

  • Nickel-Silver
  • Stainless Steel (Surcharge applies)*
  • Contoured Brass
  • Mozambique Ebony (long or short)
  • Mokume available-Contact for special quote

*We are sorry, but due to cost increases, a surcharge will apply to all stainless steel decorative contoured bolsters. This charge will be added to your order. Contact us for details. Prices shown do include your choice of nickel-silver, brass, or Mozambique ebony bolsters.

Designer luxury custom kitchen knife set in tower stand by Salter Fine Cutlery of Hawaii

Storage & Set Options

Koa presentation or keepsake boxes, stands, racks, or sheaths are a perfect storage option for your new chef knives and will be handcrafted and customized to match your knife order. After selecting knives on this page, see our Knife Storage Systems to add a box, stand, or rack prior to checkout.

All craftsmanship is fully guaranteed.