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Global Knives

Free shipping on all Global-only orders (always free over $100 regardless). Use coupon code GLOBALONLY The serious chef needs a se...rious chef's knife, and the Global Drop Forged 8 1/4 inch Chef's Knife is that knife. read more

Global Knives
$159.00 $199.00
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The new Global SAI knife line is the first new line from Global and legendary designer Komin Yamada in almost 30 years. These beau...tiful knives are sleek, striking, and will deliver many years of high read more

MAC Knives
$209.95 $250.00
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The largest Mac Chef's knife in the professional line for those who prefer a larger knife. This Mac Mighty chef's knife has a 10 3.../4 blade. The Mac Professional series of knives is for the serious read more

Chicago Cutlery
$14.78 $24.99
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Slice cleanly through steaks and chops. Scalloped edge provides lasting sharpness. High-carbon stainless steel creates a stronger,... harder blade resisting stains, rust and pitting. Triple compression stainless steel rivets securely fasten the handle to the tang for increased control and maneuverability. The full metal tang extends from the tip of the blade to the end of the knife forming part of the handle; provides added strength, balance and control. Made in China. read more

Kyocera Cutlery
$64.95
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Unrelenting sharpness, unparalleled purity, and easy maintenance--the hallmarks of the ultra-lightweight FK Revolution series of c...utlery. Each knife in this set is designed with ergonomic handles to provide precise control and increased knuckle clearance for a more comfortable cutting experience. Perfect for slicing fruits, vegetables, and boneless meats. From Kyocera. read more

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Victorinox
$200.40
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Victorinox, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife, has been crafting fine cutlery since the later 1800's. The Victorinox master... cutlers have applied their unique ingenuity and techniques to design the highest quality, forged cutlery line. This fine cutlery is hot-drop forged and ice tempered by master forgers in Solingen, Germany exclusively for Victorinox, then shipped to Victorinox in Switzerland for application of their famous proprietary sharp edge and rigid quality control finishing. The result is beautifully balanced, perfectly weighted full tang construction, an intuitively engineered comfortable handle, a high carbon, no stain, high polished forged steel blade with an edge that retains its razor sharpness. 2-piece Santoku Set includes: 3.5-inch Parer for precision cuts; 7-inch Granton Edge Santoku Knife for dicing, mincing and paper thin slicing. read more

ZHEN
$145.00
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This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife are clad with 67-layer Damascus dragon pattern on both sides. This design co...uld increase toughness, improve rust & stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of Pakkawood which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable and beautiful. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design make these knives even better. Every knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile, or granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15 - 20 degrees. 100% satisfaction guarantee. read more

Richardson Sheffield
$135.00
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This Bread knife is part of the new luxurious RVision range from Richardson Sheffield UK. It's design stays true to the traditiona...l favourite of rivet knives while effortlessly and stylishly bringing it into the 21st Century. High Carbon stainless steel working in harmony with a precision taper ground blade make this a luxury knife that everyone will want. read more

Ergo Chef
$79.89
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There are few things in the kitchen that we rely upon more than our cutlery. Whether we?re preparing or serving. Whether it?s a la...te night cheese snack, mom?s favorite stir-fry or carving the thanksgiving turkey, our cutlery must perform well. Low quality knives dull easily, strain our wrists, endanger our hands and fingers and make preparing and serving an unpleasant chore. Hack away at your snack and meals no more. With Ergo Chef?s pro-series knives, you?ll be assured of sharpness and balance. The superior quality blades are made of precision forged German stainless-steel. The knives offer full tangs that make them strong and give them perfect balance. And, the handles are ergonomic. Quality and superior design come together so that preparing or serving your food will be about the food and not about the tools that limit. read more

Global
$70.00
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GLOBAL's greatest endorsement comes from its competitors. As a reaction to GLOBAL's success, kitchen knives are evolving. All m...ajor knife manufacturers continue to introduce new knives adopting more and more of GLOBAL's revolutionary features. Even manufacturers of those black handled, three riveted, full boltstered, heavy, beveled-edge knives do not believe in their product any more. Why should you? GLOBAL has razorsharp straight edge sharpened by hand at a 15% angle. Thinner blades for lighter weight giving you more agility with less fatigue. Perfect balance using a weighted hollow handle. No bolster design allowing for full edge use and full-blade sharpening. All stainless steel construction with slip free handle. read more

Richardson Sheffield
$60.00
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GRIPI-Fun, funky and full of life. Your kitchen never stands still for long and the case has never been truer with a Gripi knife b...lock around. Gripi's amazing soft grip handle technology allows you to stay in control. It's ergonomic design and gorgeously tactile handle is great to use, even when wet. Its unique design feature allows you to customize your knife block to color coordinate with your kitchen. There are three great shaped knife blocks to choose from and four vibrant interchangeable colored inserts so you can change your look as often as you like. Gripi not only gives the fantastic performance you expect from Richardson Sheffield, but it also puts a great big dash of creative flair and fun into every kitchen. read more

Mundial
$39.00
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Professional chefs are the most demanding users of kitchen tools. They count on products that enable them to do their best-day in... and day out-with speed, precision and ease. That's why chefs all around the world have made Mundial their top choice for professional-grade knives and accessories. Mundial knives are NSF approved, ensuring that they meet all foodservice industry standards for sanitation. Mundial 5600 Series knives and accessories now have Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection, which is the safe treatment of the polypropylene handles to guard against the growth of bacteria, yeast, mold and fungi. read more

Messermeister
$37.00
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Messermeister, featuring premier German cutlery, has roots in both Germany and Australia. Today, Messermeister operates as a U.S. ...company that strives to provide thehighest quality of cutlery and culinary tools to both food-service professionals and home cooks.We are committed to designing new and innovative products and sourcing the world to find the very best quality at the right price for the market. The Four Seasons collection of stamped knives is designed and manufactured to the high standards of the restaurant institutional market. The blades are stamped from high carbon, German krupp stainless tool steel and attached to industrial strength santoprene handles. The oversized textured handles provide a comfortable non slip grip and are constructed for the rigors of commercial useage. The partial tang extends partially through the molded handle, which allows the handle to be securely fastened to the blade. Stamped knives are noticeably lighter than forged knives, which is an attribute for those who are not comfortable with heavy knives. A Four Seasons blade features an incredibly sharp edge and has a rockwell hardness of 56, which allows it to hold its edge for a long time. This Four Seasons 7-inch santoku knife with hollows is a versatile knife in the kitchen. The word santoku translates as "3 good things", offering versatility like a Chef?s Knife. It cuts vegetables, fish and meat. hollows are small oval recessed areas along the full length of both sides of the blade. They help relieve tension between the item being cut and the side of the blade. Messermeister offers a guaranteed lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Every knife comes with free lifetime sharpening and reconditioning. Once the edge is no longer sharp, have an expert sharpener re-grind a new edge on your knife or with a return shipping fee, Messermeister will re-sharpen your knife free of charge. Contact customer service at toll free800-426-5134. read more

Brix
$34.99
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Brix Aergo Saw-Style Bread Knife slices with precise control and less wrist strain. The curved soft-grip, non-slip handle keeps yo...ur hand elevated for comfortable control while the stainless steel blade slices all the way through the loaf. It gently slices homemade breads when cut warm out of the oven and easily slices through crustier bakery and artisan breads, all of which can be difficult to cut clean, uniform pieces. The Aergo Saw-Style Bread Knife will quickly become one of your go-to kitchen tools. Easy to clean - simply pop it in the dishwasher. Brix is a family-owned and operated company based in Denmark. The two brothers, Christian Brix-Hansen (Harvard MBA, Civil Economist) and Joachim Brix-Hansen (Civil Economist) design their award-winning products as simple solutions for the culinary market. read more

Douglas Quikut
$24.99
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Ginsu Essential Series gives you high quality knives at the best possible value! This authentic santoku blade is made from commerc...ial quality stain and rust resistant 420J2 Japanese stainless steel that is well known for sharpness and strength and the serrated blade never needs sharpening! read more

Kitchenaid
$24.99
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This KitchenAid 8-inch Bread knife features a serrated edge that is specially designed to easily slice through breads. Designed fr...om high-carbon stainless steel for incredible balance, weight and feel, while the knife edge is precision honed to razor-sharp perfection. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. read more

J.A. Henckels
$22.00
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J.A. Henckels International Paring Knives are perfectly designed for smaller kitchen tasks such as peeling or coring vegetables an...d fruits. 3-pc set includes: 3.5-inch paring knife, 3-inch vegetable knife and a 2-inch peeling knife. Lifetime limited manufacturer warranty. Dishwasher safe. read more

Mundial
$21.20
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<div class="aplus"> <p>Professional chefs are the most demanding users of kitchen tools. They count on products that enable them t...o do their best-day in and day out-with speed, precision and ease. That is why chefs all around the world have made Mundial their top choice for professional-grade knives.</p> <h5>Who is Mundial?</h5> <p>Mundial Inc., headquartered in Walpole, MA, is the North American marketing, sales and distribution arm of Mundial S.A., whose corporate offices are located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Mundial S.A. develops and manufactures over 95% of its own products including fully forged and stamped cutlery, sewing and craft scissors, manicure implements, metal fasteners and motors.</p> <p>The group and the Mundial trademark were established in Germany in 1931 by Paul Zivi. This noted metallurgist, along with his team of skilled engineers and designers, developed the most sophisticated techniques for designing and manufacturing high quality cutlery. This allegiance to quality has been maintained throughout the years for all of Mundial's products. Today, every Mundial product is produced under a rigorous quality control program that spans the entire manufacturing process from the development of the steel to the final polishing of the blade. Upon completion, every Mundial product is individually tested to ensure sharpness, precision and durability. As proof of its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Mundial stands behind its products, backing every one with a full Lifetime Guarantee against defects in materials, construction and workmanship.</p> <p>Mundial Inc. is currently among the leading North American brands of cutlery and kitchen accessories sold to the restaurant and institutional markets. It is also a leader in the retail and industrial scissors/shears categories. With a growing business in retail cutlery through gourmet, specialty and department stores, Mundial products are squarely positioned as high quality and upscale, but with a distinct value advantage. Thanks to manufacturing efficiencies and more competitive costs of raw materials (Brazil is one of the largest producers of steel in the world), Mundial can position its top quality products at extremely affordable retail prices.</p> <p>Mundial combines Old World craftsmanship with modern technology to produce a broad selection of products unmatched in the world for strength, durability, beauty, comfort and value.</p> <h5>Mundial's 5600 Series </h5> <img class="leftImage" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/Trackingnum._V154650562_.jpg" alt="knife tracking number"> <p>Mundial's 5600 Series of professional cutlery and cooking accessories is crafted from high-carbon stainless steel in order to combine the highest edge retention with easy resharpening. Each knife features an ergonomically designed handle that provides a secure non-slip grip even when wet. Mundial carefully matches each blade and handle so that they're perfectly balanced. A good grip and perfect balance minimize fatigue and make even large-scale food preparation fast, easy and precise. All 5600 Series knives are NSF approved, meeting all foodservice industry standards for sanitation. </p> <img class="rightImage" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/Sanitizedlogo._V154650588_.jpg" alt="sanitized logo" width="106" height="100"> <p> Mundial 5600 Series knives and accessories have Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection, which is the safe treatment of the polypropylene handles to guard against the growth of bacteria, yeast, mold and fungi. </p> <p> Mundial knives are also NSF approved, ensuring that they meet all foodservice industry standards for sanitation. But that is just the beginning, Mundial knives are also thoughtfully designed to simplify food preparation tasks, ensure comfort and minimize fatigue-even after a long and demanding day in the kitchen. </p> <img class="rightImage" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/NFSlogo._V154650605_.jpg" alt="NSF logo" width="101" height="100"> <p> Mundial begins by selection high-carbon stainless steel to combine the highest edge retention with easy resharpening. The company's computer-aided design process creates the perfect shape for each knife according to its function. Computerized grinding and polishing machines ensure precise tapering from tip to bolster. Finally, to deliver optimum performance, every Mundial knife is hand sharpened and individually tested. </p> <p> Mundial puts just as much thought and effort into the design and manufacture of its knife handles. Each is ergonomically designed and crafted to provide a secure non-slip grip even when wet. Mundial carefully matched each blade and handle so that they are perfectly balanced. A good grip and perfect balance minimize fatigue and make even large-scale food preparation fast, easy and precise. </p> <h5>Sanitized</h5> <img class="leftImage" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/Sanitizeddemo._V154650562_.jpg" alt="sanitized antimicrobial protection" > <p> 5600 Series knives and accessories have Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection, which is the safe treatment of the polypropylene handles to guard against bacteria, yeast, mold and fungi growth. During the manufacturing process, Sanitized additives are incorporated directly into the knife handles, protecting them against microbial attack. The inclusion of these additives also decreases the risk of unpleasant odors while improving the hygiene of the knives. </p> <p> Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection is a highly respected and widely used technology all across the world. The process is continually tested in accordance with international standards. All test results support the safety, quality and effectiveness of products protected with Sanitized additives. While Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection adds an extra safeguard against bacterial growth in materials, thorough cleaning and maintenance is still required on all products treated with Sanitized additives. </p> <p> Mundial's 5600 Series knives are fully traceable. During the manufacturing process a unique tracking number is stamped on each blade, which enables the knives to be positively identified throughout their useful life. This tracking system facilitates quality assurance and quality monitoring while also providing controls for scheduled sterilization and resharpening. Useful life cycles can also be established, which facilitate re-ordering and minimize investment in inventory while maximizing productivity. </p> </div> read more

Kitchenaid
$19.99
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The KitchenAid 5-inch Santoku Knife is constructed of high-carbon stainless steel, ground to a precision taper for a durable and l...ong-lasting cutting edge. It is perfectly balanced to provide stability, control and comfort. Features a row of "hollows" along the blade edge, which allows food to release after slicing. Hand washing recommended. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. read more

Ginsu
$16.94
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Ginsu's serrated blades perform as accurately as fine edged professional cutlery and never need sharpening! The uniquely scalloped... edge prevents the tearing of food like traditional serrated blades. read more

Farberware
$16.50
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This Farberware 8-Inch Bread Knife is ideal for cutting long and round loaves of bread. The long blade' is ideal to cut through to...ugh crusts. Strong, durable stainless-steel for excellent edge retention, and the blade is honed to a razor-sharp edge. Comes with a sheath for protection and safe storage. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. read more

Kitchenaid
$14.99
at Amazon

This KitchenAid 8-inch Bread knife features a serrated edge that is specially designed to easily slice through breads. Designed fr...om stainless steel for incredible balance, weight and feel, while the knife edge is precision honed to razor-sharp perfection. Hand wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. read more

J.A. Henckels
$84.00
at Amazon

J.A. Henckels International Paring Knives are perfectly designed for smaller kitchen tasks such as peeling or coring vegetables an...d fruits. 3-pc set includes: 3.5-inch paring knife, 3-inch vegetable knife and a 2-inch peeling knife. Lifetime limited manufacturer warranty. Dishwasher safe. read more

Farberware
$9.62
at Amazon

This fun and colorful set of paring knives is also practical and, with stainless steel blades the can be used on a variety of food...s. read more

Cuisinart
$35.00
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The Cuisinart Classic Forged Triple-Rivet blades have stainless steel rivets to secure the full-tang blade to the ergonomically de...signed handle. They are crafted with superior high carbon stainless steel blades for precision and accuracy. read more

OXO
$19.99
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OXO Good Grips Professional Cutlery features the perfect balance of professional quality cutting with soft, comfortable grip. Sha...rp, stainless steel blades are hardened for strength and the blades are full-tang for durability and proper balance. Soft, non-slip handles cushion your hands and provide a safe secure grip. read more

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ARCOS
$91.65
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ARCOS leading European knife manufacturer, producing knives 100 % made in Spain since 1745 introduces Natura series. Specially des...igned for chopping vegetables and meats, the Arcos Natura 7 inch forged Santoku granton edge knife is an elegant cutting instrument which blends form and function together to create a series of knives for even the most demanding chefs. A work of art in every way. The blade is made of forged NITRUM stainless steel. If offers durability, toughness, is razor sharp and rust resistant. The elegant ergonomic handle offers a modern contemporary design along with durability and comfort. The handle scales, made of natural rosewood with excellent finish, recalls the classic style with a touch of modernity. Rivets are made of stainless steel ensuring extremely high corrosion resistance. Originally Arcos produced knives exclusively for the professional. Due to its high cutting power ( over 100 mm ) and long edge retention ( over 350 mm) which made Arcos knives leader in the commercial market, now Arcos knives are also available for the end users that wants to feel in theirs hands a precise cutting tool used by professional chefs worldwide. Its granton edge avoid slices from sticking onto the blade. read more

Stelton
$99.95
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High design and elegance meet in one beautiful knife that has been forged from one piece of stainless steel. The matte black coati...ng provides a superb grip that is not only hygienic but is also very easy to clean. The handle morphs easily into the blade making this the perfect gift for those who enjoy highly functional pieces with a stylish design for their kitchen. read more

Winco
$8.59
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Winco 10 inch bread knife KB-10C. Product specs: 15.5"L x 1.5"W x 0.63"H. 10" Stainless steel blade with pointed tip. Riveted POM ...handle. read more

MAC Knives
$115.00
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Styled like a French chef's knife, the blade tapers fast towards the tip. Standard chef's knife for pros. Mac knives are Known as ...some of the sharpest knives, They have razor-like edges for effortless slicing, they are hard so they stay sharp longer, One slice with MAC knives and you will experience for yourself a new definition of sharpness, nicely balanced and are a good value. read more

Laguna Cutlery
$39.95
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Laguna Cutlery Ceramic knives provide a fresh, modern, elegant outlook that will make a huge impression on whoever handles one and... will become an irreplaceablearsenal in your kitchen. They have a multitude of benefits that surpass the capabilities of a traditional steel knife, which include a razor-sharp lightweight blade thatmakes the job of slicing food effortless andprovides unprecedented balance. The ceramic blade is crafted with a zirconium oxide material that is known as the second hardest stone next to diamond, therefore it will retain its sharpness much longer than a steel blade.It will not rust, transfer odor, or brown your food unlike steel. Using a Ceramic knife when preparing food will creates new excitement to a normally tedious cooking experience. Any sophisticated home chef who enjoys cooking owes themselves the chance to try a Ceramic Knife. Laguna Cutlery provides a wide spectrum of styles, sizes, and colors to choose from; whether you prefer a classical knife for your everyday lifestyle or a vibrant, youthful knife for a fun kitchen, you are sure to find your match. So, purchase a Laguna Cutlery Ceramic Knife today and give a gift to yourself or a love one that will provide an everlasting impression; white ZrO2 blade, 4-1/2-Inch straight black color ABS handle, Wooden gift box. read more

Felix
$94.00
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Crunchy breads, crusty roasts and fine cakes are no problem for this 10-inch bread knife, also known as confectioner's knife. The ...long-lasting. wide and deep serration of the blade helps to get through any crust without efforts. read more

Cuisinart
$50.00
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Introducing Cuisinart Elements, a durable, sharp, break-resistant five piece ceramic knife set. Ceramic-bladed knives stay sharper... longer than stainless steel blades and resist rust. The handles of these superior knives are ergonomically designed to provide excellent comfort and strength. read more

MAC Knives
$175.00
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This 8" knife is commonly used for home and professional kitchens. The thin blade and bolster allows you to easily cut and slice a...lmost any food. This knife features dimples which help cut foods like apples and squash. read more

WMF
$110.00
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Cooking and prepping in the kitchen just got easier with this WMF Spitzenklasse Santoku knife. This knife is designed for the Asia...n kitchen. Derived from Japanese blade shapes, the Santoku features a blade that is ideal for cutting and chopping meat, fish, vegetables or herbs. With this knife, the ingredients for the wok have the best preparation. WMF Spitzenklasse is a classic collection, with knife blades made from special forged blade steel that is extremely hard, robust and rust-free, guaranteeing high cutting capability and presisting edge retention over the entire blade length. The riveted grip caps are made from durable, high quality special plastic that joins seamlessly with the blade, while the adequate bolsters help balance the knives and protect hands from accidental slips across the blade. The tang provides additional balance, making these knives great performers. Up to 45 production steps guarantee perfect workmanship with these knives, once again underscoring WMF's commitment to bringing you the highest quality products for the kitchen and home. read more

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J.A. Henckels
$55.00
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J.A. Henckels International Forged Synergy knives are a contemporary style priced at a great value. These knives are fully forged... with a POM riveted handle with brushed stainless steel accents. The 7" Hollow Edge Santoku works perfect for slicing and ch read more

Guy Fieri
$22.99
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Guy Fieri products incorporate style with unique function built expressly to the specifications of the famous chef and restaurateu...r. This Santoku knife is the perfect tool for chopping, slicing and mincing. Forged from superior quality high-carbon steel with kullens (dimples), that help prevent food from sticking to the blade. Features a ergonomic comfort grip handle, with a unique star triple rivet design. Perfectly balanced and weighted ultimate control. Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. 7 inch Santoku knife comes with a protective sheath for safe storage. read more

Guy Fieri
$17.99
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Guy Fieri products incorporate style with unique function built expressly to the specifications of the famous chef and restaurateu...r. This Santoku knife is the perfect tool for chopping, slicing and mincing. Forged from superior quality high-carbon steel with kullens (dimples), that help prevent food from sticking to the blade. Features a ergonomic comfort grip handle, with a unique star triple rivet design. Perfectly balanced and weighted for ultimate control. Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. 5 inch Santoku knife comes with a protective sheath for safe storage. read more

Shun
$225.00
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<p>Styled after the classic Japanese cook's knife, this ultra-convenient Santoku knife features a sharp 7-inch blade that comes in... handy when preparing a wide range of cuisine, anything from fine Asian to modern American. Use it to quickly and effortlessly chop, cube, slice, dice, and more. Its wide blade also makes it possible to scoop cut pieces and transfer them from the cutting board to awaiting pots or bowls. Overall, the Santoku knife measures approximately 12-1/5 by 4/5 by 1-4/5 inches.</p> <p>As part of Shun's Premier line, the knife features a VG10 steel blade, clad with 32 layers of stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and incredible precision. Its hand-hammered finish not only adds intriguing visual appeal, but it also creates a hollow-ground surface, which reduces knife-drag when cutting and prevents food from sticking to the blade. The knife also comes equipped with a premium Pakkawood handle in a walnut finish, which offers a comfortable, secure grip. As a sleek and stylish finishing touch, Shun embossed its logo on the end cap of the knife's handle. The high-quality knife can safely go in the dishwasher, but for best results, washing it by hand and letting it air dry is recommended. The knife carries a limited lifetime warranty.</p> <div class="aplus"> <h3 class="productDescriptionSource">From the Manufacturer</h3> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:400px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B003B66YKA-hammered.jpg" width="400" height="181" alt="Shun Premier" /> <div class="imageCaption">Gorgeous hammered-finish blade with PakkaWood handle.</div> </div> <h4>Premier Series</h4> <h5>Why Buy Shun Premier</h5> <p>Calling to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, the Shun Premier possesses the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. Every blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with stainless Damascus, then ground for lateral stability and incredible precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a Hamon is formed--similar to when samurai swords are tempered using a clay-baking technique. The striking hammered finish ("Tsuchime" in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag when cutting as well as quickly releasing food from the blade. The rich walnut PakkaWood handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in the hand or at rest in the block.</p> <h5>NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.</h5> <h4>Highlights</h4> <ul> <li>Blade core consists of high carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years <li>Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box; this is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20 to 22 degrees <li>Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility; this metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain <li>Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing <li>Hammered finish, or "Tsuchime," acts as hollow ground cavities, reducing drag when cutting <li>Comfortable oblong handle nestles in the palm and provides control, keeping the knife secure in the hand during use <li>Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens <li>Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing <li>Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer <li>Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty </ul> <h4>Detailed Features</h4> <h5>Kasumi Method of Knifemaking</h5> <p>Kasumi is a traditional Japanese style of knifemaking in which an extremely hard core of high-carbon steel is clad--that is, sheathed or covered--with an exterior jacket of another steel. The somewhat "softer" exterior cladding protects the inner cutting core. In Japanese, kasumi means "mist" and is so called because the exterior steel can have a lovely misty appearance when compared to the harder cutting core.</p> <p>Kasumi construction provides an ultimate mix of properties: an extremely sharp edge and ease of sharpening. This clad construction is similar to how samurai swords are traditionally made.</p> <h5>Hammered Tsuchime Finish</h5> <p>In Japanese, Tsuchime (Tsoo-CHEE-may) simply means "hammered". It does two things: gives the knife a look that is reminiscent of the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan; and creates tiny pockets of air that act as hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag and quickly release food from the blade. Shun's gorgeous new Premier line features a hand-hammered tsuchime blade finish.</p> <h5>Damascus (Suminigashi)</h5> <p>Many Shun cutlery lines are characterized by the beautiful Damascus patterning on the blades. In Japan, this is also known as suminigashi, or ink pattern, because of its resemblance to the undulating patterns made by ink in water. To create this style of blade, a cutting core of VG10 is clad on each side with 16 layers of Damascus steel, made up of SUS410 and SUS431 stainless steel. Then the blades are bead-blasted to reveal the elegant, waved pattern.</p> <p>In addition to its beauty, the Damascus has two purposes. First, it protects and supports the extremely hard cutting core. Second, it helps the blade glide through food even more smoothly. You will find Damascus cladding on knives in our Classic, Ken Onion, and Premier series.</p> <h5>PakkaWood</h5> <p>PakkaWood is a premium handle material made of genuine hardwood impregnated with resin. The resin makes it moisture resistant, strong, and durable. Sanding and buffing brings PakkaWood to a beautiful gloss finish. As with natural wood, no two pieces of PakkaWood are exactly alike.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Professional Manufacturing</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-1_t.jpg" width="200" height="129" alt="Manufacturing 1" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-2_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="Manufacturing 2" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-3_t.jpg" width="200" height="134" alt="Manufacturing 3" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-4_t.jpg" width="200" height="158" alt="Manufacturing 4" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <table class="data"> <tr> <th style="width:100%" colspan="2">Specifications</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:20%">Blade Material:</td> <td>VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bevel:</td> <td>Double-beveled</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cutting angle:</td> <td>16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees) </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Handle Material:</td> <td>PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); oblong ambidextrous handles </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sharpening recommendations:</td> <td>Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener</td> </tr> </table> </div> read more

Stone River
$39.95
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Located in the scenic Hudson Valley of upstate New York, the Stone River Trading company has made a name for itself by bringing un...ique and innovative products to the consumer market at an outstanding value. A credit to that tradition, our ceramic knives are manufactured from the highest quality stabilized zirconium oxide material available in the world; Second only to diamonds in hardness. Each knife features a contoured ergonomically designed comfort grip handle for a sure and comfortable grip. These pieces are unbelievably sharp because they have a meticulously edged blade to retain its sharpness for 10 times longer than steel blades. Ceramic will not stain, rust or oxidize and is easy to clean. Our knives are perfect for slicing fruits and vegetables and many other cutting tasks that require precision cutting. The SRG23CKR includes a Santoku knife and a 4" paring knife both with white ceramic blades. All units come with a sheath to protect the blade while knife is not in use and are packaged in a gift presentation read more

Global
$110.00
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Global's sleek, razor-sharp cutlery is an excellent choice for professional chefs and discerning home cooks alike. This serrated b...read knife slices even the toughest-crusted loaves with ease. Lightweight design features perfect balance, helping reduce hand fatigue and providing you with greater control. Ergonomic, molded handle ensures comfortable slicing, and Global's signature dimple pattern provides a stronger grip. Seamless construction from a single piece of high-tech CROMOVA stainless steel eliminates food and dirt traps. Hand wash. Available in two sizes: 8" blade or 10" blade . Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. GLOBAL'S INNOVATIVE DESIGNGlobal's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of professional Japanese chefs. To deliver perfect balance, Global manufactures hollow handles, then fills each one just enough to achieve the desired weight. read more

Mundial
$49.00
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BP5121-8E Features: -Product Type:Bread and serrated knife -Construction:Forged -Primary Material:High carbon stainless steel -Num...ber of Items Included:1 -Dishwasher Safe:No -Commercial Use:Yes -Eco-Friendly:No. Dimensions: -Overall Width - Side to Side:1.125 -Overall Length - End to End:12.5 -Blade Length:8 -Overall Product Weight:0.56 read more

Stone River
$39.95
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Located in the scenic Hudson Valley of upstate New York, the Stone River Trading company has made a name for itself by bringing un...ique and innovative products to the consumer market at an outstanding value. A credit to that tradition, our ceramic knives are manufactured from the highest quality stabilized zirconium oxide material available in the world; Second only to diamonds in hardness. Each knife features a contoured ergonomically designed comfort grip handle for a sure and comfortable grip. These pieces are unbelievably sharp because they have a meticulously edged blade to retain its sharpness for 10 times longer than steel blades. Ceramic will not stain, rust or oxidize and is easy to clean. Our knives are perfect for slicing fruits and vegetables and many other cutting tasks that require precision cutting. The SRG23CKP includes a Santoku knife and a 4" paring knife both with white ceramic blades. All units come with a sheath to protect the blade while knife is not in use and are packaged in a gift presentation read more

Consigli
$131.00
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<div class="aplus"> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli logo" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consi...gli/consigli-logo.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>For generations, the Consigli family has been leveraging its passion and expertise to produce high-quality traditional Tuscan pocketknives and cutlery, using the same forging techniques that the master knifemakers of Scarperia have been refining since the 14th century. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-09.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The town of Scarperia was founded on September 8, 1306. Back in those days, the town was sited on what was then the most important road for anyone wishing to cross Italy. The production of cutting irons has also been crucial to the town?s development from the outset; this specialization was perhaps the result of local military requirements or possibly due to the needs of the local farmers. </p> <p>For more than two centuries, blades from Scarperia were renowned as being of unrivaled quality. In the second half of the 19th century that Scarperia?s knives and cutlery started to experience increasing demand. With the unification of Italy came numerous orders from all over the country, and particularly from the south. Because of this southern influence, the origins of several types of knives made in Scarperia (the Calabrese, the Napoletano and the Casertano) can be traced back to the south of Italy. As a result, the reputation for the quality of the knives made here has been consolidated once again, and they are now rightly celebrated throughout the world.</p> <h4>The Old Family Tradition</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-01.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Fifty years have now passed since the time of the Fondo Pasinetti - the site in Via Magenta, in the center of Scarperia, where the Consigli brothers opened their first premises. Luigi - at the time, just a little over 20 years of age - and Enrico, his slightly younger brother, had already spent several years producing knives on behalf of the same company for which their father had been forging metal and making pattada knives and grafting knives since the very early part of the century.</p> <p>Currently, alongside its typically Italian models, which represent the perfect synthesis of tradition, technique, elegance, and refinement, the company also produces high-quality table and kitchen cutlery that is expertly finished using noble materials like cow horn, buffalo horn and olive wood. The Consigli family is totally committed to authentic steel-working techniques and to the preservation of the values of manual processing.</p> <h4>The Comet: A Symbol of History</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-04.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When holding a Consigli knife, it is easy - for the expert and the layperson alike - to appreciate the clean lines, the painstaking finish and the warmth of the natural materials. Opening and closing the blade, one comes to realize the precision and fluidity of the mechanism, and, on closer inspection, one makes out the almost imperceptible imperfections that highlight the authentic, hand-crafted nature of the knife. One's eye is drawn to the signature, (the pride of every true artisan), to the guarantee of reliability and to the symbol with which the Consigli brothers like to adorn their creations.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-07.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Along with the sun, the comet is the astronomical symbol par excellence. It was used time and again in ancient graffiti and on coins, and was rediscovered centuries later by renaissance cutlers. Indeed, in accordance with the Statute of 1630, since that time all knifemakers in Scarperia have had to use their own version of the comet symbol. Consigli's comet has undergone a natural evolution over the decades. The latest redesign, dating from 2004, evokes luminosity and dynamism, appearing like an imaginary bridge between the drive to conserve traditional ideals and the drive towards the future.</p> <h4>How a Knife is Made</h4> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-16.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>A perfect knife is the result not only of skilled workmanship but also of the care taken in selecting the very best raw materials. For this reason, the Consigli family invests considerable time and effort into searching out the finest horn available, and rigorous criteria are applied to ensure that the horn selected has all of the features that, throughout the centuries, only experienced cutlers have been able to identify. The wood used by Consigli is carefully selected and then seasoned for years, in order to guarantee its stability and workability. The steel used for the blades is of the highest quality, and has undergone exacting thermal treatments at the hands of a master craftsman to create the perfect synthesis between elasticity and durability.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-15.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>From the outset, the Consigli brothers have always supervised the end-to-end production process of their knives and cutlery. The steel components - blade, springs, etc. - are made by punching dies that (more often than not) have been produced by the same artisans who go on to make the knives themselves. The main pieces of the knife are stamped out of solid steel before undergoing the extremely delicate processes of tempering and quenching.</p> <p>These processes enhance the attractiveness of the knife and are an opportunity for the artisan to express his or her mastery of the art of knifemaking. Even today, the time-honored technique of allowing the knife to drop to the ground and listening to the sound it makes on impact is still used religiously to ensure that both the blade and the springs have the necessary properties of elasticity and durability.</p> <p>The temperature required to heat the steel until it is white-hot, as well as the time for which the blade must cool in oil, is still dictated by nothing more than the attentive eye of the cutler, who ? having spent years at work in front of the furnace ? has what it takes to calibrate his or her input perfectly. </p> <p>The same approach is applied to quenching, which is the process whereby the blade is heated again to eliminate the undesired fragility that steel acquires during tempering (which actually provides the blade with its hardness). Consigli continues to employ these tried-and-tested process not only because time has proven their worth, but also because they imbue the resultant knife with a tangible sense of history and tradition.</p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-11.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Today, as always, Consigli knives are still made with horn handles, which are produced by quartering the whole horn, evaluating it closely, reading its secrets and caressing it to achieve the perfect orientation of the blade. Only in this way - with slow, ritualistic motions - is it possible to minimize flaking of the horn. Thanks to the experienced eye of the knifemaker, the finest veins can be selected in such a way as to reduce waste as far as possible. </p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-18.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The handles are then heated in the furnace and passed through the flames carefully on the basis of their thickness, before being rounded off and made malleable so that they can then be flattened by the pressing process.</p> <p>Sawing, molding and leveling operations are carried out with patience. The outline of the unfinished blade is distinctive, making it possible to differentiate immediately between a zuava, a pattada and a mozzetta. In total, it takes around 40 separate operations to create a Consigli knife - the order of these operations varies from one model to the next, but each finished knife is the product of a series of processes, all of which require masterful manual dexterity. </p> <p>The cutting process prepares the way for the addition of the band; primary assembly - which usually takes place after the housing for the blade and spring has been hollowed out - makes it possible to assemble the main metal parts (blade and spring) and ensure they are firmly attached; secondary assembly sees the insertion of the mechanism, uniting the sharpened blades with the handle; polishing and sharpening are carried out before triangulation. This operation, with its decisive movements, encapsulates within the knife a sense of mysterious elegance before fixing the definitive shape of the handle, thus paving the way for the finishing stage. </p> <p>Using a range of sanding and polishing tools, the knife is made ready for the quality control inspection - the last (and most rigorous) test it has to undergo before being released for sale to a demanding but delighted connoisseur. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <h4>Art and Passion</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-05.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-06.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When making a quality knife, there are several elements that make the difference. Aside from the selection of materials, the number of man hours invested in the completion of certain operations is also crucial, since it is (partially, at least) the complexity of the construction process that makes the finished knife a precious object. In the modern-style zuava knife with brass button, for example, it is the pin that guides the button into its definitive position, thus simplifying the alignment with the internal structure of the knife. </p> <p>Finishing is carried out in a single action using an abrasive belt. In contrast, old-style zuava knives are more highly prized because their construction is more challenging - the button is welded and finished before the pin is laid across and hammered into relief. This ancient technique demands finishing both of the head of the handle and the horn. </p> <p>The reason that certain knives are more costly is also due to the amount of work that goes into creating the blade - on a normal zuava knife, the blade does not have a razor edge, while the blades in the Bergamasco and Valtellina knives have no layering. The old-style zuava has both of these features. The care and attention dedicated to the finishing of the handle - which, it should be stressed, is shaped and finished exclusively by hand - is highly evident in all Consigli knives, and particularly in the Maremmano and Senese models.</p> <p>Using small-scale files, punches, saws and other small tools, the master knifemakers embellish the horn with consummate skill. Horn tips are far more precious than iron tips, and in line with the company's quality strategy, Consigli specializes in making the finest horn tips available anywhere. The housings for the blade and spring on a Fiorentino knife are carved out by hand from a single piece of horn or wood. It is not hard to imagine the amount of work involved in overcoming the difficulties associated with assembling all of the components together so perfectly that they create an impeccable knife that is very much all of a piece.</p> <p>The knife that most effortlessly disguises its value, and the complexity of its creation, is the Maresciall, with its razor edge and layered, curved blade. The blade complements the various steel components, which are hand-welded one at a time, and exceptional care is devoted to the assembly of the Maresciall's handle, whether it is made from wood, ivory or horn. </p> <p>The handles must be finished with maximum care to avoid even minimal movements. Due to the fact that the handle is embossed above the steel parts, all of the components must be finished several times, with each successive phase becoming more difficult than the last due to the fact that edges are sharp, rather than rounded. </p> <h4>Maintenance and Warranty</h4> <h5>Maintenance of the Handle</h5> <p>The materials that are used by Consigli to create the handles of its knives are noble and natural, and, for this reason, they need to be treated with a certain care and attention. Horn and fossil ivory, for example, but also woods, do not react well to humidity and heat. Care must be taken not to wet the handles and not to expose them to sunlight, as these materials may split. In general, sudden changes in temperature can distort the materials, in spite of the care Consigli takes in weathering the materials prior to mounting and machining them then. From a purely aesthetical point of view, with age, wood or horn can lose their shine; to avoid this problem, in the case of wood, just clean lightly with a soft cloth soaked in olive oil or bees wax. Horn, on the other hand, can be returned to its natural splendour with a good brushing by expert hands.</p> <h5>Maintenance of the Blade</h5> <p>Traditional carbon blades tend to become black due to a natural phenomenon of oxidation, especially if they come into contact with acids or salts, but this can also happen with finger contact. The blades can even rust. We advise cleaning blades with a damp cloth, drying them carefully, and covering them in a very thin layer of oil (for example, Vaseline). The operation must be repeated after every use, or every time the blade has been touched. The stainless steel blade is not totally immune to oxidation, but requires much less care. Just keep it clean by rubbing it with a damp cloth and then drying it. It is not strictly necessary to apply oil, but it is a good idea to do so, every now and again. </p> <p>Blades in Damascus steel keep their appearance better if they are cleaned carefully after every use and if they are lubricated every now and again with a silicon-based greasy substance.</p> <h5>Sharpening</h5> <p>Sharpening is a very delicate operation and only expert hands can guarantee optimal and long-lasting cutting. Consigli blades leave the Scarperia workshop perfectly sharpened, but, after a certain period of use, periodic resharpening is necessary. To renew the knife edge, use a good steel, at least 25 cm. long and fitted with a guard. The movement to be made is the usual one, passing the blade across the steel starting from the top of its blade and from the heel of the knife blade and descending towards the guard.</p> <p>Take care to maintain an angle of 20? so as to avoid scratching the blade. Repeat this movement alternating the side of the blade on both sides of the steel. An alternative method is to use a whetstone. </p> <p>After prolonged usage of the knife and after sharpening it several times, it becomes necessary, however, to turn to the expert hands of a knife-sharpener who can give the blade its original edge once more using a grinder. This result would be impossible to obtain only with a stone or steel, especially if the blades are made in stainless steel.</p> <h5>Maintenance of Mechanism</h5> <p>Each pocket knife has a mechanism that must be lubricated regularly to prevent it from wearing out. The operation consists in inserting a drop of synthetic oil, with the knife closed, between the blade and the spring at the level of the blade axle while the knife is closed. Then, open and close the knife and remove any surplus oil. <h5>Maintenance of the "Sodo"</h5> <p>Residue from the tanning of case leather and exposure to the air can cause oxidation of brass sodi making them lose their shine. They can become shiny again by using the products normally on the market. Knives with stainless steel "sodi" do not need any maintenance. "Sodi" can easily become scratched if they are kept together with other metal objects such as keys.</p> <h5>Assistance and Warranty</h5> <p>All knives produced by the Consigli family undergo a careful inspection and strict checks that guarantee the highest quality of the product, reducing the possibility of defects to a minimum. Notwithstanding this, Consigli knives are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing fault that might occur. In the event of a defect, after checking that the knife has been used correctly, the parts or the whole knife, if it cannot be repaired, will be replaced free of charge. In time, however, it may become necessary to replace worn-out parts. At any time, by paying the cost of the operation and postage, the replacement of materials is guaranteed and the knife will be efficiently returned to its original accuracy and precision.</p> </div> read more

Shenzhen Knives
$27.99
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<p><b>UPDATE (7/1/2013): We have recently redesigned and reinforced our handles to make them more durable and comfortable when you... are cutting.</b></p> <p>The 6.5? Ceramic Chef?s Knife is the most versatile of knives. It is referred to as the ?King? of the kitchen. The chef?s knife is the most popular knife type in the household and is considered a multi-purpose knife. It is ideal for mincing, slicing and chopping such things as:</p> <p>-Fruits and vegetables</p> <p>-Larger cuts of tender meats and fish</p> <p><b>THE CERAMIC ADVANTAGE</b> Imagine paper thin tomato slices or perfectly diced onions, Shenzhen Ceramic Knives give you precision slicing every time due to ceramic?s special material properties. The blade is made of an advanced ceramic called zirconium oxide that is much harder than steel, and second in hardness to only diamond.</p> <p>Ceramic blanks are produced by dry pressing zirconia powder and subjecting the blanks through an advanced heating process called, sintering. The ceramic blanks are then sharpened and honed to a razor sharp edge and attached to the knife handle. This results in an extremely hard blade that maintains its edge approximately 10-15 times longer than steel knives. That means your ceramic knives can be used longer without resharpening.</p> <p>Ceramic is also non-reactive, which means ceramic knives will not rust and are easy to clean. Because of their resistance to strong oils and acids, they won?t absorb flavors or odors from foods; which won?t leave any after-taste residue on foods that you slice. It also keeps fruit and vegetables from browning as quickly.</p> <p><b>STEEL KNIVES VS CERAMIC KNIVES</b> Unlike ceramic blades, steel blades are porous, and they can sometimes leave behind an after-taste or residue on the food you?re cutting. And due to its softer material, steel blades lose their edge much quicker than a ceramic blade, and they need to be re-sharpened often. Properly cleaning steel knives to prevent rust is a must as well, as they will corrode eventually, unlike ceramic knives.</p> <p>Because you can?t use ceramic knives to chop or cut through bones, cheeses and other hard foods, ceramic knives will never fully replace the steel knife in the kitchen. You will still need to use your steel knife for heavy duty cutting, but Shenzhen Knives are a perfect complement to your steel knives for slicing fruits and vegetables and other precision cutting tasks.</p> <p><b>THE SHENZHEN KNIVES ADVANTAGE</b> Shenzhen Knives is the leading online brand of ceramic knives. As a result of our e-commerce only sales model, we can make high performance ceramic technology available to everyone. Even though ceramic knives were first introduced over 25 years ago, the price has not changed much, even with improvements in ceramic technology and manufacturing. We soon realized that there were so many layers of marketing and distribution. At Shenzhen Knives we do not spend millions on celebrity chef?s endorsements, and avoid brick and mortar retailers who need to add their huge markup to cover their overhead.</p> <p>We felt that such a great product ?that doesn?t need to be sharpened as often as a steel knife, and knowing the blade won?t rust ? should be in everyone's kitchen.</p> <p><b>BUY ONE, GIVE ONE</b> While we are in business to make a profit, we also decided to position Shenzhen Knives as a company that would not only sell consumer products to make a profit, but to also do good. When you buy a knife or knife set, we will donate a meal to needy children.</p> <p>And while our manufacturing costs are still higher than the bigger brands, by relying mainly on our e-commerce model, bypassing distributors and eschewing flashy marketing campaigns, this helps keep our operating costs and prices low. More importantly, this allows us to re-direct some of that savings that would have gone to middlemen or celebrity chefs, to both the consumer and people in need.</p> <p><b>CARING FOR YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE</b> Ceramic knives are for slicing purposes only and should not be used for any other purpose. Never "force" the cut; if it does not slice easily and you need to press down hard on the knife to cut your food, the knife blade can snap. Please do not do the following:</p> <p><i>CUT BONES: </i>Never use your ceramic knife to pry or cut into bones as this may cause the ceramic blade to chip, or the tip to snap off.</p> <p><i>CUT FROZEN OR HARD FOODS</i>: Do not use on frozen foods or hard foods (such as cheeses, carrots, melons, etc.) </p> <p> <i>STRIKE HARD SURFACES:</i> Do not strike hard surfaces with the ceramic blade (either sideways to crush garlic or blade-down to chop bones) or drop the knife on the floor as the blade may break. </p> <p><b>SHARPENING YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE</b> </p>If properly cared for, ceramic knives can go years without re-sharpening. However eventually the ceramic blade will develop micro nicks that will make the blade feel dull, ceramic knives can be re-sharpened using a diamond sharpening wheel. For larger chips we recommend that you take your knife to a qualified knife shop that has a diamond sharpening wheel. If you cannot locate one in your area, please contact us. </p> <p><b>OUR PROMISE TO TREAT CUSTOMERS FAIRLY</b> At Shenzhen Knives, we do not have a 100-page customer service policy handbook. Instead, we live by the simple motto of ?treat customers how you would like to be treated?. And that is the mandate that guides our interaction with customers.</p> <p>And while most companies don?t want to point out their mistakes, we invite you to look at some of our negative reviews and see how our customer support measures up to other companies. It?s our belief that customer support doesn?t mean much when you like the product or the product works perfectly. It?s only important when something goes wrong, and the measure of a good company is how they react to dissatisfied customers or mistakes.</p> <p>And while we strive to have 0% defective rates on our knives and 100% satisfaction, we realize that mistakes do happen from time to time, and when that happens, please let us know.</p> <p><b>SPREAD THE WORD!</b> Please write a product review to let others know about our product. As a business with a limited ad budget, word-of-mouth marketing is our life blood and our company relies heavily on them. Thank you for your business!</p> - The Shenzhen Knives team read more

APS Paderno World Cuisine
$99.00
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The Paderno World Cuisine 7 1/8 inch scalloped santoku knife has a forged blade constructed of a special steel and carbon alloy wh...ich insures a perfect cut and extends the life of the blade. The knife handle is resistant, non-slip, made of an inert plastic material, and composed of stainless steel inserts. read more

APS Paderno World Cuisine
$69.50
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The Paderno World Cuisine 9 1/2 inch bread knife has a forged blade constructed of a special steel and carbon alloy which insures ...a perfect cut and extends the life of the blade. The knife handle is resistant, non-slip, made of an inert plastic material, and composed of stainless steel inserts. read more

ZHEN
$73.00
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This super sharp VG-10 Japanese stainless steel knife is constructed with VG-10 super steel for the middle core and clad with 2 la...yers of low carbon steel outside. This design could increase toughness, improve stain resistance and prolong knife life. The prefect weight balanced full length handle are made of PAKKAWOOD which is durable, non-slip, easy to clean, waterproof, bacteria-resist, comfortable and beautiful. Mirror polished stainless steel bolster and butt end design are made this knife even better. Every Zhen Premium knife comes with its own hand crafted gift box or storage box. DO NOT chop bone or use knife on hard surface like glass cutting board, tile and granite. Hand-wash your blades with gentle dish soap, rinse clean and towel dry immediately. Hone your blades with a steel or ceramic rod weekly to keep it sharp. Recommend to sharpen your blades with a whetstone at an angle of 15 - 20 degrees. 100% satisfaction guarantee. read more

Kershaw
$57.00
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Get a grip on the most comfortable knives around with our 9900 series kitchen cutlery. Our unique, co-polymer handle provides inc...redible comfort and a sure grip. Each double injection-molded handle is a combination of polypropylene and elastomer to provide a soft-yet-firmgrip. And, of course, each is paired with a high quality blade honed to Kershaw's famous "shaving sharp" edge. read more

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