Custom Order Chef Knives: "Charybdis"series Full-tang handles
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Stainless Steel (Surcharge applies)*
- Contoured Brass
- Contoured Copper (Surcharge applies)*
- Mozambique Ebony (long or short)
- Mokume available-Contact for special quote
Personalize your Knife
Your knife can be personalized with a variety of font and size options. You may also choose black chemical etch or a laser scratch etched engraving. Photo shows chemical etching with a large font on this chef knife owned by a professional chef.
*We are sorry, but due to cost increases, a surcharge will apply to all stainless steel decorative contoured bolsters of $45. 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.
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.