180mm 'Charybdis' Whirlpool Damascus Bunka Chef Knife with Artist-Series handle

$ 1,210.00

Just completed in our workshop, from our 'Charybdis' whirlpool damascus collection: the 180mm bunka chef knife!  

The perfect gift for any kitchen and any cook. Perfect for meat, vegetables and an all-around go-to knife.

Part of our 'Charybdis' design cutlery line, designed by Salter Fine Cutlery and made exclusively for us, this knife is simply stunning to look at and stunning to use. We know, we use one daily in our own home.

Beautiful, unique, and of the highest quality, this knife is functional art meant to be used and passed to future generations.

Hand-forged exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery in Japan, the blade is made from a very high quality Japanese stainless powder metal die steel, called R2.

Every knife has been forged from a solid bar of steel. There are no welded sections like you find in many production knives.  

In addition, the custom pattern containing many small whirlpool shapes, was created in Japan by an 8th generation bladesmith to our own Salter Fine Cutlery proprietary design. He made the blade using time-honored traditional Japanese forging methods. Every small whirlpool shape was created individually by his hand!

The blade is signed in kanji by the blademaker.

Our custom handle was created on the Big Island of Hawaii. Completely handcrafted, it features exotic and rare super curly Hawaiian koa wood. Accents are nickel-silver and Mozambique ebony (both woods have been sustainably harvested), 

The knife is offered as knife only. 

UPDATE 5/26/2024: This knife, as shown, has been sold. We have 1 remaining blade like this in stock which you can order with a similar handle or a handle of your choosing.