Salter Fine Cutlery

Custom Order Chef Knives: Western-Style Japanese Hand-Forged Blades

$ 565.00

We have only a limited supply of these classic Salter design custom chef knives with exotic and rare Hawaiian koa wood handles remaining for your custom order.  Each blade in this series has been designed by, and made exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery by our master bladesmith in Japan.

160mm chef knife with exotic curly koa wood handle handmade in Hawaii by Salter Fine Cutlery

Each knife has been individually hand-forged using traditional Japanese forging methods from a solid piece of truly superior quality SRS13 core damascus stainless steel or VG10 damascus steel.

These knives, with western styling and full tangs, are available in a very pretty Damascus finish. To see our new SRS13 stainless core damascus blade pattern, please scroll down lower on this page.

Salter Fine Cutlery small chef knife with custom Hawaiian koa wood handle

Individual knives may be ordered online in our most popular sizes either with our without a decorative bolster:

  • 110mm parer
  • 120mm utility
  • 160mm petty
  • 170mm santoku
  • 210mm chef

To see pricing, please use the drop down menus (above) to select blade size and handle options.

In addition to the sizes available for online ordering, we also offer custom orders for a wide range of blade sizes. Please call or email us for a quote on individual chef knives from this collection in special order sizes.

Handmade custom SRS13 stainless damascus chef knives and set by Salter Fine Cutlery

Above: New blades in a variety of sizes now available in highest quality SRS13 core damascus stainless steel. This new pattern is simply striking in its form, beauty and quality. Limited quantities available. Contact Us!

  • 240mm carving knives with clip-point styling are available with a hammered finish. Please see our Individual Carving Knives for more information
  • Specialty blades are available upon request

Please contact us at 808-883-0128 for a quote on a custom chef knife set of 2 or more knives from this collection.

Salter Fine Cutlery 240mm chef knife with decorative handle and matching saya

Handle Options

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

Pricing shown on this page provides options for a custom handle with or without a single bolster from the options shown below. Custom pricing will apply for extra-decorative handles featuring two or more accents, horn inlay, or other special materials or finishing techniques. 

    Bolster Options

    • Nickel-Silver
    • Contoured Brass
    • Mozambique Ebony (long or short version)

    Salter Fine Cutlery combination chef and steak knife set in traditional style knife block

    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.

    To discuss ideas for a gorgeous gift presentation for either an individual knife or a set, contact us . 

    Handmade custom engraved chef knife and presentation box Salter Fine Cutlery

    All craftsmanship is fully guaranteed.