The Charybdis Collection
Charybdis Steak Knives, Chef Knives, Carving Knives, Forks and Sets
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.
To view a video of this special bespoke order, click above.
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: This 270mm hidden tang model with full whirlpool damascus pattern featured a minimalist ergonomic handle of solid koa wood with narrow stainless steel top fitting only to better showcase the blade and amazing curly koa wood.
Our Charybdis chef and carving knives and sets are available in several sizes and in either stainless damascus or traditional carbon steels that feature the same unique, breathtaking Damascus whirlpool pattern finish this bladesmith is known for.
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. Choose full or hidden tang models.
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.
Above: The set above featured shirogami carbon steel damascus blades.
Knives in R2 stainless steel. Shirogami carbon steel available by request.
You may add several sizes and styles to your order. Blade sizes available include:
(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)
Above: 210mm and 155mm chef knives with artist-series handles
Below: 180mm 'bunka' style knife with faceted artist-series handle
Below: 270mm clip-point full tang carving knife with double metal accents.
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.
Above: Creating an internal screw for a chef knife handle
Below: Inspecting a handle upon completion of construction during the first application of final sealers
Questions? E-mail or Phone. We are happy to talk to you!
Phone Us: 808-883-0128
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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.
All Charybdis design series knives can be ordered as a single chef knife or in a set of any size. See list above for sizes we can offer.
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 featuring flared bolsters, finger notches, several colored and metal decorative accents, curved and rounded handles and flared butt ends of each handle.
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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.
Below: Extra decorative handle; slightly curved and rounded handle shape
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
To add to your chef knife set or for a unique one-of-a-kind steak knife set, we offer several steak knife sizes and styles to our Charybdis collectible culinary line.
Above: 130mm Cattleman's style steak knife with a full-tang western design handle. Order your set with any number of knives and a handcrafted presentation box or choose several other storage options.
Below: 130mm Cattleman's style steak knife with hidden-tang design and straight, faceted handles.
Above: Cattleman's style 130mm steak knife with single metal bolster and straight handle with faceted edges.
Below: 130mm Salter Classic style steak knife with minimalist and modern sweeping free-form handle design
Below: 120mm clip-point steak knife with extra decorative metal options, straight faceted look and angled handle ends.
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, including highly decorative artist-series creations.)
- Stainless Steel
- Mozambique Ebony
- Thuya burl
- Hawaiian mango
- Dark wenge
- Other exotic woods
Artist Series Handle Upgrade Requests
Above: Special requests handles, including custom filework and other decorative options can be ordered
We offer custom, handcrafted koa sayas (sheaths), boxes, stands, traditional block style stands, wall or in-drawer storage racks.
Knife blocks and stands for any size set. Contact us by clicking here.
Call Us: 808-883-0128
E-Mail Us with your questions or for a custom quote: SalterFineCutlery@gmail.com or Sales@SalterFineCutlery.com
All sets available with optional ceramic fine grit honing rod.
Every set can be ordered with your own handle shape and decorative preferences.