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Limited Edition Combat Chef

Our Limited Edition Series Combat Chef is one of our most exclusive chef knife blades available. The OU-31 blades are individually hand-forged to our design specifications by the Japanese master blade-maker and grinder, Kiku Matsuda. No two are identical.

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

Each year we offer a distinctive, highly collectible Combat Chef exclusive, and are pleased to have a very limited quantity of these rare and special blades to offer as a Limited Edition special custom order chef knife.


With the LE Combat Chef, you 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.

Available with a handcrafted koa sheath, 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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