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Limited Edition Combat Chef

Our Limited Edition Series Combat Chef was offered in very limited quantities after the release of the original Combat Chef Knife. The OU-31 blades are individually hand-forged to our design specifications by the Japanese master blade-maker and grinder, Kiku Matsuda. No two have ever been identical.

Kiku’s trademark subtle Damascus pattern and high polish mirror finish guaranteed an absolutely impressive looking blade; his trademark ‘magic hand’ Appleseed grind makes it incredibly sharp.

Kiku made us only a small amount of these special edition blades. The blades on this page have all been sold.

We are now proudly announcing the latest edition of these unique blades by Kiku. To view our newest addition to the Combat Chef line, which includes a new bold damascus pattern,  Click here: Limited Edition Combat Chef MkII.


Use this page for your handle and storage box inspiration. On our new Combat Chef MkII limited edition, you will have your choice of handle shape and decorative finishes, including a choice of mokume, nickel-silver or brass fittings. Gregg individually hand-contours each handle to create a unique and distinctive look so that every Combat Chef is an original work of art.

Each of our Combat Chef knives are available with a variety of storage options including wall or counter display box, stands, handcrafted premium koa keepsake box, or handcrafted premium koa presentation box, so you can design the knife and box set that perfectly fits your needs.

Because the Combat Chef blades are so beautiful, we’ve saved our most desirable reserve stock of exceptionally rare, old growth koa to use for the handles and premium boxes. This wood has the characteristic koa chatoyance and tight curl that makes it such a stunning wood choice.

Available with many customization options, including bolster, handle design, and storage options.

Prices vary by design and box options. Please contact us for a quote. 808-883-0128.

We welcome your questions and gladly offer custom order consultations to help design the perfect product. If you do not see a material listed, please ask. We are able to accommodate most requests using a wide selection of rare, exotic legally-obtainable materials not listed here.

All craftsmanship is fully guaranteed.

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