Salter Fine Cutlery

The Charybdis Collection

Beautiful combination Charybdis collection carving and steak knife set in presentation box by Salter Fine Cutlery of Hawaii

The Charybdis Collection is a very special addition to our chef, steak, and carving knife collector series.

To view a video of this special bespoke order, click above.

Collectible shirogami damascus Japanese Chef Knife set with stand by Salter Fine Cutlery

The Charybdis Collectible Chef or Carving Knives and Forks

Charybdis chef, carving, and steak knives and sets are available in several sizes and two steel options. Featuring a unique, breathtaking Damascus pattern, they are simply the best in culinary, steak, and carving sets.

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Now available in full tang style above or partial tang style below.

Handmade stainless steel damascus carving set with artistic design handles by Salter Fine Cutlery of Hawaii

Our Charybdis chef and carving knives and sets are available in several sizes and two steel options--Shirogami carbon steel or Gingami 3 stainless steel that features a unique, breathtaking Damascus whirlpool pattern finish.

Japanese blacksmith forging knives exclusive designs for Salter Fine Cutlery

This exquisite blade and Damascus pattern is the work and creation of an 8th generation Japanese master blade maker, and we are excited to feature his amazing workmanship as our newest collectible. The blades are designed by and made exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery. Each blade is signed in kanji by the bladesmith.

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Now you may add a clip-point 240mm or 270mm carving knife, clip-point 130mm utility knife, standard shape 130mm petty,or 85mm paring knife to any chef knife order.

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Above: 85mm paring knife

Below: 270mm clip-point full tang carving knife

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Each knife has this blademaker's unique whirlpool design damascus pattern. Each little swirl in the pattern has been individually made during the forging process by the bladesmith. Truly a chef knife for any knife collector or anyone who appreciates true craftsmanship.

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To reserve your Charybdis Collectible Chef Knife or Set, call 808-883-0128.

Featuring a traditional Wa-style handle, every knife is perfectly balanced for optimal usage. Our handcrafted handles can be sized to fit your grip for added comfort and performance.

Hand-forging using centuries-old techniques for Salter Fine Cutlery custom knives

Charybdis Chef Knives, Carving Knives, Forks and Sets

The Charybdis can be ordered as a single chef knife or in a set. Blades are available in 270mm carver, 240mm chef, 240mm carver, 240mm slicer, 210mm chef , 170mm small chef, 127mm clip-point steak or utility, 130mm petty, 120mm utility or small steak, 85 or 90mm parer, and forks.  Available in shirogami carbon steel or gingami3 stainless steels.

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Call us for more information: 808-883-0128

For the absolute highest quality stainless steel knives available anywhere, we offer these amazing blades in gingami3 Japanese powder metal die stainless steel. Whether you order in carbon steel or stainless, you will receive a knife of the finest quality that can be enjoyed and passed to future generations.

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For those not familiar with metric blade sizing, the blade sizes available are approximately a 10.5-inch carving knife, 9.5-inch long chef knife, 9.5-inch carving knife, 8-inch standard chef knife, 6.75-inch small chef knife, 5-inch utility, steak, or sandwich knife, and 3.5 inch paring knife.

210mm handmade custom collectible chef knife from Salter Fine Cutlery of Hawaii

210mm beautiful handmade Japanese chef knife from Salter Fine Cutlery

As part of our Collectors Series, these knives have our signature custom, handcrafted handles in your choice of our rare, premium grade curly koa wood or thuya burl handles with finishing accents of Mozambique ebony, Hawaiian mango, or black buffalo horn. Other woods or materials can be used upon request.

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The Story

Because the whirlpool Damascus pattern on these blades is so remarkable, this collectible chef knife deserved a name befitting its rarity.

Charybdis (kǝ-rib-dǝs), in Greek mythology, was born a naiad, a beautiful sea nymph, daughter of Poseidon and Gaia. Together Charybdis and her father, Poseidon (god of the sea), used their power to flood and conquer land. Infuriated, Zeus punished Charybdis by transforming her into a sea monster and chaining her to the Strait of Messina off the coast of Sicily, where she has engulfed passing ships in her infamous and vicious “whirlpool of death.” Odysseus narrowly escaped Charybdis as he navigated this passage in Homer’s Odyssey.

Knives forged by hand for Salter Fine Cutlery

We bring you the mystique of this mythology sea monster in the depths of our bladesmith’s signature Damascus pattern, so unique and rare that it is registered with the government of Japan.

Charybdis Collectible Steak or Utility Knives

To add to your chef knife set or for a unique one-of-a-kind steak knife set, we are now offering this newest addition to our Charybdis collectible culinary line.

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This 130mm clip-point blade is longer, wider and a bit thicker than the more delicate appearing 120mm version shown below. It will look and perform extremely well for either an impressive steak knife set, or use every day as a kitchen utility knife. The handle can be made in any style and size you like. 

Unique collectible steak or utility knives from Salter Fine Cutlery

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The special design blades are 120mm (4-3/4 inches) in length, with our own design clip-point styling. Made exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery, they can be ordered in either Gingami3 powder metal die stainless steel or shirogami carbon steel with your own handle preference. 

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Decorative Fittings

The Charybdis chef knife can be designed with your choice of fittings at either the top or the bottom of the handle, or at both ends for an extra-decorative look. (Additional fitting configurations are available upon request.)

Artist Series Handle Upgrade Requests

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You may request special artist collectible handles, including custom filework and extra decorative options on any knife. The above photo is just one such example.

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We offer custom, handcrafted koa sayas (sheaths), koa boxes, koa stands, traditional block style stands,in-drawer storage racks, or magnetic koa wood racks for any of our hand-forged chef knives. Sayas are handcrafted to match your knife handle and internally lined in non-reactive wood for ultimate protection for your knife.

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All sets available with optional ceramic sharpening rod in your choice of fine or medium grit. Every set can be ordered with your own handle shape and decorative preferences.

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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.