The Charybdis Collection
Charybdis Steak Knives, Chef Knives, Carving Knives, Forks and Sets, plus unique one-of-a-kind Collectibles
For the very best in luxury cutlery. Individually hand-forged in Japan to Salter Fine Cutlery proprietary designs. Every handle and box individually handcrafted to your order in Hawaii
The Charybdis Collection is a very special addition to our chef, steak, and carving knife collector series.
The Charybdis Collection: Sets
Custom design is what we do!
Each set is a one-of-a-kind bespoke work of functional art for the home. Created for a lifetime of use and to be handed down as an heirloom to the next generation with proper use.
Charybdis chef, carving, and steak knife sets can be ordered in several sizes. Timeless beauty with the convenience of top quality modern stainless steels.
Show off your kitchen or dining table with knives that have been created to compliment your style and tastes. The finest quality, beautifully presented.
All of our Charybdis whirlpool damascus design blades can be ordered in your choice of hidden tang (above) or full tang (below) handle options.
Each of these choices can also be made with your choice of custom handle decorative options.
Featuring a unique, breathtaking Damascus pattern, they are simply the best in culinary, steak, and carving sets.
Below: Full tang clip-point carving set
What is the difference in hidden tang or full tang? In a full-tang design, the handle must be made in the shape of the tang and steel can be seen along the edges of the handle.
Hidden tang styles allow us the flexibility to create your handle in any shape and style you like, from simple to very decorative as demonstrated in a 3-piece carving set below..
Our clip-point carvers can be ordered with a slicing or standard gyuto taper for an extended pattern.
Above: 270mm hidden tang model. Whirlpool damascus pattern, Minimalist ergonomic free-form handle.
Our Charybdis chef and carving knives and sets are available in several sizes. Choose stainless damascus or traditional carbon steels.
Above: For a slimmer slicing knife, choose a beautiful "kiritsuke" slicing knife.
Our exclusive kiritsuke design features a slight rounding of the blade profile plus a 'tanto' tip for making clean start cuts on bread or in-between bones.
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. The blades are designed by and made exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery. Each blade is signed in kanji by the bladesmith.
Blade sizes and Sets:
- Your choice of blade shape and sizes
- Sets made with any amount of blades
- Add steak knives to any chef set
(blade sizing in rounded approximate inches shown next to each size)
- Clip-point 270mm carving knife (10-1/2 inch)
- Clip-point 270mm chef, slicing, or carving knife (10-1/2 inch)
- 270mm chef knife (10-1/2 inch)
- Clip point 240mm carving knife (9-1/2 inch)
- 240mm chef knife (9-1/2 inch)
- 240mm tanto-tip kiritsuke slicing knife (9-1/2 inch)
- 210mm chef knife (8 inch)
- 180mm bunka meat and vegetable knife (7-1/8 inch)
- 170mm small chef knife (6-3/4 inch)
- 155mm petty (utility) knife (6 inch)
- 145mm fillet knife (5-3/4 inch)
- 138mm clip point extra-large "tomahawk" steak knife (5-1/2 inch)
- 130mm petty (utility) or sandwich knife (5-1/8 inch)
- 130mm cattleman's style steak knife(5-1/8 inch)
- 127mm clip-point steak knife (5-inch)
- 120mm small clip-point or classic steak knife (4-3/4 inch)
- 100mm paring knife (4 inch)
- 85mm paring knife 3-1/3 inch)
Our Handles, Stands and Boxes
Special requests welcomed.
Every knife is well balanced for optimal usage. Our handcrafted handles can be sized to fit your grip for added comfort and performance.
Handles made the way you like them. Old-fashioned workmanship in every knife from start to finish.
Every handle custom created completely by hand in Hawaii by Gregg Salter. From the smallest internal fitting to the finished product, artistry and craftsmanship converge to create a knife or set as unique as you are.
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Phone Us: 808-883-0128
Every knife has this blademaker's unique whirlpool design damascus pattern.
Each little swirl in the pattern has been individually made during the forging process and is signed in kanji by the bladesmith.
Need something different? Ask. We can create a specialty size or shaped knife for most requests.
Above: Large 11-piece chef knife set with "artist-series" handles.
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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.
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 Knives
Above: 130mm Cattleman's style steak knife. Full-tang design
Below: 130mm Cattleman's style steak knife. Hidden-tang design
Below: 130mm Salter Classic style steak knife with minimalist and modern sweeping free-form handle design Below: 127mm clip-point steak knife
Below: 120mm clip-point steak knife with extra decorative metal options, straight faceted look and angled handle ends.
Choose sleek/modern or highly decorated. Handle fittings can be ordered with these materials and more.
- Stainless Steel
- Mozambique Ebony
- Thuya burl
- Hawaiian mango
- Dark wenge
- Other exotic woods
Artist Series Handle Upgrade Requests
Above: Special requests handles, including custom file-work and other decorative options can be ordered
Choose knives only, boxes, in-drawer racks, or custom knife blocks and stands.
Knife blocks and stands for any size set. Contact us by clicking here.
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All sets available with optional ceramic fine grit honing rod.
Every set can be ordered with your own handle shape and decorative preferences.