The Charybdis Collection
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 Collectible Chef or Carving Knives and Forks
Custom design is what we do! Each set is a one-of-a-kind bespoke work of functional art for the home and made to last for a lifetime of use and be handed down as an heirloom to the next generation with proper use.
Charybdis chef, carving, and steak knives and sets are available in several sizes and either top-quality stainless steels or carbon steel choices.
We are excited to announce that all of our Charybdis design blades can now 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.
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 the carving set below..
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.
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.
Now you may add several new sizes and styles to your order. Sizes available include:
- Clip-point 270mm carving knife
- 270mm chef knife
- Clip point 240mm carving knife
- 240mm chef knife
- 240mm tanto-tip kiritsuke slicing knife
- 210mm chef knife
- 180mm bunka
- 170mm small chef knife
- 155mm petty (utility) knife
- 138mm clip point extra-large "tomahawk" steak knife
- 130mm petty (utility) or sandwich knife
- 130mm cattleman's style steak knife
- 127mm clip-point steak knife
- 120mm small clip-point steak knife
- 100mm paring knife
- 85mm paring knife
Above: 85mm paring knife with curved extra decorative handle.
Below: 180mm 'bunka' style vegetable and meat knife with faceted extra decorative handle
Below: 270mm clip-point full tang carving knife with metal bolster and pommel bolster.
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.
To reserve your Charybdis Collectible Chef Knife or Set, call 808-883-0128.
Questions? E-mail us at SalterFineCutlery@gmail.com
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Whether choosing a traditional "wa" style hidden tang handle or our new full tang "western" style handles, every knife is well balanced for optimal usage. Our handcrafted handles can be sized to fit your grip for added comfort and performance.
Charybdis Chef Knives, Carving Knives, Forks and Sets
All Charybdis design series knives can be ordered as a single chef knife or in a set of any size. See list above for currently available sizes. If you don't see the size or type blade you need, ask. Our bladesmith can likely custom make it for you.
Above: Large 11-piece chef knife set with "artist-series" handles featuring flared bolsters, finger notches for a secure grip, several colored accent layers, curved and rounded handles and flared butt ends of each handle.
Below: Clip point paring knife featuring extra-decorative handles with a slight curved shape and rounded edges.
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Questions? E-mail us: SalterFineCutlery@gmail.com
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For the absolute highest quality stainless steel knives available anywhere, we offer these amazing blades in R2 or SRS13 Japanese powder metal die stainless damascus steels.
For the purist who loves carbon steel, our blades can be ordered in Shirogami YSS white paper carbon steel, also featuring the "Charybdis" whirlpool damascus finish.
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.
For those not familiar with metric blade sizing, the blade sizes available are approximately: 10.5-inch carving knife, 9.5-inch carving, slicing or chef knife, 8-inch standard chef knife, 7.25-inch vegetable knife, 6.75-inch small chef knife, 6-inch utility knife, 5-inch utility, steak, or sandwich knife, 4-inch and 3.3-inch paring knife.
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.
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 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.
Your steak knives may also be ordered with our beautiful hidden tang version or with a full-tang western style handle. The choice is yours.
Above and Below: New cattleman's style Charybdis steak knife with extra decorative faceted handles and slanted handles ends.
Above: Cattleman's style 130mm steak knife with single metal bolster and straight handle with faceted edges.
Below: 127mm clip-point steak knife with curved extra-decorative handle including scooped flaring near the butt of the handle.
Above: This 127mm 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.
Below: 120mm clip-point steak knife with extra decorative metal options, straight faceted look and angled handle ends.
Above: 120mm clip-point steak knives with modern lines and slightly rounded handles for an elegant and subtle look to any dining table setting.
These 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 are made with the highest quality Japanese stainless steels and can be made with your choice of handle materials and styling.
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
- Other exotic woods
Artist Series Handle Upgrade Requests
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.
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.
Knife blocks and stands for any size set. Contact us by clicking here.
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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.