Chef Knife – The Diakonos – The Masters Servant

(43 customer reviews)


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The Diakonos – “The Masters Servant”

The Diakonos by Indy Hammered Knives is the very much anticipated chef knife (thank you all so much for your patience and for all of your ideas in this newest design!!)

“Diakonos” is Greek for the masters servant and no better name for the ultimate tool for the master chef!!

The Diakonos is:

  • 12 inches Overall – 7 inch Blade
  • 1/8 inches thick 1095 Hand Forged – Hammered – Polished Blade
  • 1095 High Carbon Steel
  • 58 RHC (Rockwell Hardness)
  • High Convex Grind
  • “Ergonomically Perfect” – So I’m told by those who have the title

Additional information

Handle Type

Cocobolo, Bloodwood, Olivewood, Black Walnut, Desert Ironwood

43 reviews for Chef Knife – The Diakonos – The Masters Servant

  1. Norma N.

    Best knife I’ve ever had!
    I got this knife for my fiancé for his birthday. I was very impressed with the quality and it is beautiful. I love the hammered texture and the edge is amazing. Thank you for such an awesome product.

  2. Virgil V.

    Great knife
    The kitchen knife is well-made, quality work and the design is beautiful

  3. Scott S.

    Black Buffalo Horn Chef Knife
    Beautiful well made knife , the wife loves it . Do not hesitate to purchase one of his knives .

  4. Alixandra B.

    Perfect, flashy kitchen knife
    Very thought out and planned. Has a decent amount of weight to it. The flashy handle compliments that more rustic blade. Great customer service as well!

  5. Larry C.

    I am really impressed with
    I am really impressed with the workmanship. The pictures online do it no justice. Very pleased with my purchase. I almost do not want to give as a gift. I will probably have to get one for myself.

  6. Skip G.

    I’m not sure if this knife is a piece of artwork or a workingman’s tool! It is well balanced, extremely sharp, and the grip feels natural. I can’t wait to carve the turkey with it.

  7. Charles T.

    I had spoke with James
    I had spoke with James about changing my order from the 10-inch chef’s knife to the 8-inch chef knife.He was more than helpful I gave him free reign on what to do with the chef knife that I had ordered. He went above and beyond and I have received a very beautiful sharp well balanced knife my favorite by far have only used it for 3 days. I will definitely order another knife. Thank you so much James.

  8. Ephraim J.

    Beautiful knife. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. My dad will love it!

  9. Michael D.

    Excellent Chef’s Knife
    A piece of art work!! Jim is a true artisan. The knife is very well built and simply beautiful. Ergonomics are great. Do not hesitate to purchase.

  10. Blair E.

    Works of Art.
    I bought two of these for my sons for Christmas. They are imply beautiful. They did just as I had asked and the choices of wood was very cool. I guess now I have to get one for myself. From what I have seen, I would get these knives while you can before the rest of the country knows what we know here in Indiana and the prices go up.

  11. John R.

    Great Knife
    Great Knife. Great Quality. Much better than store bought knives.

  12. Pieter A.

    The knife was a gift and my friend liked it a lot.

  13. Ronald H.

    Wow! This knife is amazing! It’s beautiful, well balanced and super sharp! Thank you for making it for me, and will be used for generations to come!!

  14. Jeremy T.

    great knife
    i wanted to try carbon blade and it works out pretty good for prep work

  15. Kristina W.

    I bought it as a gift, according to the giftee it’s a great knife. Pretty and sharp. Well balanced, but heavy. Overall happy with the purchase!

  16. Nathan H.

    Awesome Kitchen Blade!
    I got the Masters Servant as a wedding gift with a custom inscription on it and the blade definitely impresses! Looks beautiful with acute attention to detail. Can’t wait to give it to the newly weds! Cheers to IHK for the great craftsmanship!

  17. Rebbeca C.

    Birthday gift for husband
    My husband has been wanting a hand forged knife for a while, so got this for his birthday and he absolutely loves it. You can tell just by the weight it is of quality and is super sharp. Will definitely be buying more. I highly recommend.

  18. George K.

    Beautiful knife

  19. Austin L.

    Quality knives
    I purchased three Diakonos knives as gifts. The Diakonos is a great knife. Solid handle with great weight on the blade, and it’s very sharp.

  20. Thomas A.

    Simply Awesome!
    This knife is simply awesome! Amazing craftsmanship, the weight and feel are perfect. This thing will last forever and be passed down to my kids.

  21. Eric E.

    Cocobolo handle
    Thanks James.
    The knife is amazing.
    Thank you for the fabulous work that you do!

  22. Harold F.

    Another great knife from IHK
    Just purchased the chefs knife and like every knife I have bought from James it is a work of art. James is not just a knife maker but an artisan. This was my fifth knife I have purchased from James and I love each of them. If you haven’t bought one yet, go ahead and buy one you will be glad you did.

  23. William B.

    Extremely Impressed
    After using the knife for about a month I am very impressed with the quality. It took me a little bit to adjust to the design of the blade vs. my other “cheap” knives, but have found over time I prefer the design of the Diakonos, vs my other knives. The weight of the knife allows it to glide through the material vs. a saw action of cutting. Very happy and recommend this knife for anyone who appreciates craftsmanship and function of their utensils.

  24. Alexander L.

    Nothing but good things to say. The knife is very well made and looks awesome.

  25. Brian M.

    Great balance, very good edge,
    Great balance, very good edge, and easy to use.

  26. Anna D.

    I’m in love with this knife
    It glides through smoked pork loin and roasted vegetables. The handle is smooth and the shape fits both my small hands and my husband’s hands. It’s substantial and elegant. I just wish there was a matching pairing knife available!

  27. Rebecca D.

    High quality and quick service
    I was thankful to be able to order and receive my knife within a week for a Father’s Day gift. Amazing quality and craftsmanship!

  28. Alexander K.

    Another Quality Product from a Quality Company
    Once again Indy Hammer Forge has knocked it out of the park. Second knife from them, definitively won’t be the last.

  29. Martin B.

    Awesome Kitchen Knife
    Bought the Diakanos as a surprise for my wife who loves to cook. She has plenty of other knives but this instantly became her favorite! It’s sharper, heavier, and has the right “feel” compared to her other knives.

  30. Kenneth M.

    Made in the USA 🇺🇸
    Wonderful craftsmanship & materials.
    Certain to be enjoyed for years.
    The Company is remarkable and a pleasure to do business with.
    Highly recommend!

  31. David T.

    The knife itself was just
    The knife itself was just what I was looking for. Big, sharp, and beefy, though I am disappointed in the quality and appearance of the cocobolo wood in the handle.

  32. Jonathan M.

    Great knife
    This is an awesome knife i take pride in cooking for my family and this is the perfect knife to be in my kitchen. Great feel. Great look. Great knife.

  33. Scott S.

    Absolutely stunning
    Absolutely stunning

  34. Mike S.

    Awesome work
    I have several knives created by James. They are all great works of functional art!

  35. Michael S.

    Awesome workmanship
    Very nice knife! Bought it for my wife’s birthday. After all these years she has the perfect chef knife.

  36. Keith B.

    Wonderful Brother-in-law gift!
    Wonderful Brother-in-law gift!

  37. Evan P.

    Absolutely beautiful knife. Feels great
    Absolutely beautiful knife. Feels great in the hand with good weight behind it.

  38. Michael O.

    Tears Were Shed!
    I bought four Diakonos and had them customized with the ancient emblem of our family’s clan. Each of the ladies absolutely lit up when they saw their knives, because they immediately picked up on the fact that they were the chef knife version of the custom hunting knives I bought for my son and myself a few years back. Tears were shed—the best kind!

  39. Timothy B.

    Beautiful craftsmanship. Cocobolo scales are
    Beautiful craftsmanship.
    Cocobolo scales are stunning…

  40. Margaret S.

    Superb! The pictures do not do justice to the beauty of the handle. It is a Christmas gift so it has not been used yet but appears very sharp and the forge markings add to is beauty.

  41. Brian s.

    Handmade quality knife
    Quality knife beyond anything else I own. Excellent craftsmanship and care to detail.

  42. Dr. F.

    Above expectations
    Great craftsmanship; super sharp & balanced. My wife loves using it already.

  43. Donna B.

    Never disappoints! Beautiful!
    As always, your knives don’t disappoint! My husband was thrilled! It’s an absolutely beautiful knife!!!

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