8-inch whirlpool damascus Chef Knife in Keepsake Box

$ 1,725.00

This 'Charybdis' design-series collectible chef knife features a western style full-tang design with 200mm (approx 8-inch) blade.

We are sure it will become a favorite 'go-to' knife for most of your everyday cooking needs. Professional chefs love these knives for special presentations or at home.

Beautiful, unique, and of the highest quality, this knife is functional art meant to be used every day. 

About the knife:

  • 7-3/4 inch cutting edge
  • 1-7/8 inch wide
  • Overall length including handle: 13-3/4 inch
  • Custom designed by and hand-forged exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery
  • Individually hand-forged in Japan from one solid bar of steel
  • Signed in kanji by the bladesmith
  • Unique whirlpool design: each whirlpool added by hand by the bladesmith
  • R2 Japanese powder metal die damascus stainless cutlery steel
  • No welded sections: solid steel blade and handle tang

About the handle:

  • Handcrafted in our Hawaii workshop
  • 5-3/4 inch handle
  • Full-tang western design
  • Hawaiian kiln-dried reclaimed curly koa wood
  • Mozambique ebony (aka African Blackwood) long bolster
  • Black and white accents
  • Nickel-silver solid pins

About the box:

  • Handcrafted in our Hawaii workshop
  • Beautiful Hawaiian curly koa wood
  • Mozambique ebony corner accents
  • 95-degree stay open lid
  • Antique brass swing latch
  • Beautiful under or top-of-counter storage 
  • Fully guaranteed for a lifetime with proper care and use. 

More fun facts:

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, including adding each little whirlpool by hand.

Our custom handle was created on the Big Island of Hawaii. Completely handcrafted, it features rare Hawaiian curly koa wood, sustainably and legally harvested.

Lifetime guarantee for defects with proper care and use. Limited lifetime warranty on handle and box. 

Update 11/6/2023: This knife, as shown, has been sold. Contact us to order yours with your choice of handle and storage options.