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Shenzhen Knives
$39.98
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<p><strong>UPDATE (7/1/2013): We have recently redesigned and reinforced our handles to make them more durable and comfortable whe...n you are cutting.</strong></p> <p>This set includes our most popular 6.5" Chef's Knife, and 4" Paring Knife. The duo is made for both the biggest jobs like slicing meat, and the smallest jobs like peeling fruits.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>THE CERAMIC ADVANTAGE</strong> 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><strong>STEEL KNIVES VS CERAMIC KNIVES</strong> 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><strong>THE SHENZHEN KNIVES ADVANTAGE</strong> 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><strong>CARING FOR YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE</strong> 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><em>CUT BONES: </em>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><em>CUT FROZEN OR HARD FOODS</em>: Do not use on frozen foods or hard foods (such as cheeses, carrots, melons, etc.)</p> <p><em>STRIKE HARD SURFACES:</em> 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><strong>SHARPENING YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE</strong></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> <p><strong>OUR PROMISE TO TREAT CUSTOMERS FAIRLY</strong> 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><strong>SPREAD THE WORD!</strong> 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

Sarge Knives
$85.95
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Serge knives understands the importance of toting a quality knife and that is why they are committed to providing a wide selection... of high quality cutlery for every imaginable purpose. Serge offers survival knives, folders, lock backs, fixed blades, pocket knives as well as a unique line licensed by the Boy Scouts. Whether you are outdoors skinning game or indoors preparing to cook for your loved ones, Serge has affordable knives sets for any occasion. Made from top-grade stainless steel, Serge Blades remain sharp even after many years of use. read more

Lenox
$58.00
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The Bliss cake server is perfect for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions. Its porcelain handle bears a raised motif an...d sparkles with diamond-bright crystal gems. read more

Mundial
$58.00
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Mundial's 5100 Series White brings a touch of contemporary style to a classic assortment of premium fully forged cutlery. Crafted... from high-carbon stainless steel, these knives feature a traditional three-riveted poliacetal handle. read more

Gela
$5.93
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Bread knife with its scalloped serrations the bread knife cuts bread smoothly, cleanly and effortlessly. Also perfect for cutting ...pizza and burgers as the non stick coating prevents food from sticking on the blade. read more

Lenox
$58.00
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The Bliss cake knife is perfect for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions. Its porcelain handle bears a raised motif and... sparkles with diamond-bright crystal gems. read more

Wilton
$0.10
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Multi-functional cake server is perfect for any occasion. Includes a large serving surface with a serrated edge for easy cutting. ...Plastic. read more

Rosanna
$35.73
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Our classic oversized European flatware is fashioned in heavy stainless steel, accented with durable plastic handles with an elega...nt sheen. Created in Italy by skilled craftsman, all pieces are dishwasher safe. read more

Mundial

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Shenzhen Knives
$45.98
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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>This set includes our most popular 6.5" Chef's Knife, and 5" Slicing Knife. For jobs that require larger blades, such as mincing, slicing, and chopping, this duo is up to the task!</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

Shenzhen Knives

UPDATE (7/1/2013): We have recently redesigned and reinforced our handles to make them more durable and comfortable when you are c...utting. 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: -Fruits and vegetables -Larger cuts of tender meats and fish THE CERAMIC ADVANTAGE 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. 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. 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. STEEL KNIVES VS CERAMIC KNIVES 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. 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. THE SHENZHEN KNIVES ADVANTAGE 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. 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. CARING FOR YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE 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: CUT BONES: 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. CUT FROZEN OR HARD FOODS: Do not use on frozen foods or hard foods (such as cheeses, carrots, melons, etc.) STRIKE HARD SURFACES: 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. SHARPENING YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE 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. OUR PROMISE TO TREAT CUSTOMERS FAIRLY 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. 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. 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. SPREAD THE WORD! 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! - The Shenzhen Knives team read more

Prime Pacific
$14.95
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This set of 3 santoku knife set in white is full tang and has strong acrylonitrite butadiene styrene handles.

Shenzhen Knives
$12.99
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<p>The horizontal Ceramic Peeler utilizes the same ceramic blade technology as our knives. It is delicate enough to peel a tomato ...skin, but also sharp enough to cleanly peel a potato. The lightweight design and ergonomic, easy-grip handle makes it a pleasure to use.</p> <p><b>THE CERAMIC ADVANTAGE</b> Imagine paper thin tomato slices or perfectly diced onions, Shenzhen Knives ceramic blades 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 blades. That means your ceramic blades can be used longer without going dull.</p> <p>Ceramic is also non-reactive, which means ceramic blades 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>THE SHENZHEN KNIVES ADVANTAGE</b> Shenzhen Knives is the leading online brand of ceramic knives and ceramic blade utensils. As a result of our e-commerce only sales model, we can make high performance ceramic technology available to everyone. Even though ceramic blade technology was 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 blade, 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>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 products 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

Mercer Cutlery
$19.00
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10" Chef's Knife by Mercer Cutlery the leader in Innovations for Chefs

Lenox
$58.00
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It's fitting that Opal Innocence Carved has come out with a cake knife. Its porcelain handle is carved with the popular Opal Innoc...ence vine motif. read more

Portmeirion
$119.99
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Portmeirion Botanic Garden kitchen knives set matches the famous Portmeirion dinnerware. Each piece of the knife is handmade of th...e finest stainless steel material. The design element is taken from the Botanic Garden dinnerware's flower. The wooden block stores knives in an enclosed box keeping our sharp knives out of reach and safely away from children. Wooden block helps keep your knives dust free, clean and always ready for use while classy and decorative accessory for your countertop. Dishwasher safe for knives only. read more

Laguiole Actiforge

Delivered with lifetime warranty Set of 6 Tableware LaguioleWith shoulder, handecarved and 2 platesMico-serrated bladeThickness of... 2.5 mm Weight of one knife: 75 grPlates, stubs and bolster in stainless steelWhite finishMade in FranceDishwasher for... read more

Kyocera Cutlery

Ideal for your kitchen as well as a great gift, this 2-piece knife set includes 5-1/2-inch Santoku and 3-inch paring knives--both ...with white blades. The 5-1/2-inch Santoku performs a wide variety of cutting tasks, from fine chopping to dicing and paper-thin slicing. The Santoku, a Japanese-style chef's knife, features a broad blade and low tip for less rocking action than a classic European chef's knife. The 3-inch parer is ideal for peeling, cutting, shaping fruits and vegetables. And they come packaged in an elegant black presentation box. Packaged in an elegant black presentation box. Part of the Revolution series, Kyocera's most popular line, these knives feature ultra-sharp ceramic blades as well as a deeper profile for greater knuckle clearance. And unlike steel blades, ceramic blades will never rust or change from its natural state. Comfortable, ergonomic resin handles provide precise control, while their distinctive shape makes it both easy to find and easy to use. Kyocera has pioneered advanced ceramic kitchen knives, which are impervious to acids, juices, oils and salts, leave no metallic taste or odor, and help maintain the freshness of fruit and vegetables. The razor-sharp blade retains its original sharpness 10 times longer than steel knives. And because the ceramic blade is so light, no artificial weight is added to the handle. This creates an extremely balanced, lightweight tool that reduces fatigue during repetitive cutting tasks. "I love these ceramic tools. Perfect for prep tasks and quick meals, they're the ones I always reach for." -- Ming Tsai, Emmy award-winning chef Kyocera knives are made in Japan, and they should only be washed by hand. Use on a wood or plastic cutting board. All Kyocera ceramic products are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for five years. Because diamond wheels are required to sharpen ceramic knives, you should only use the Kyocera Electric Ceramic Knife Sharpener for re-sharpening at home. Additionally, Kyocera offers a complimentary re-sharpening service (shipping fee required; see more below). The Kyocera Advantage The Sharpest Blade Available According to The Cutlery and Allied Trades Research Association (CATRA), an independent testing organization: "Recent tests show that the life of a Kyocera ceramic blade without resharpening is approximately 15 times that of a typical steel blade." Advanced Ceramic, or Zirconium Oxide, is extremely dense, achieving a much tighter weave than any metal material, resulting in the finest and sharpest edge possible. The Most Durable and Strongest Blade Available Manufactured in Japan, a Kyocera knife goes through a 12-step quality-controlled process. Much like a fine cigar, one knife will pass through the hands of over a dozen people from sifting through a rock material to the sintering and pressurizing process that hardens the Zirconium Oxide to the molding, shaping and lasering of the knife. The secret is in the ceramic material, extreme high temperatures and literally tons of pressure; a proprietary process resulting in a superior product. Kyocera has spent over 5 decades perfecting the art of the most durable ceramic available today. It's why other manufacturers want Kyocera either making their ceramic products or they attempt to recreate our products. Complimentary Sharpening Service The only service of its kind available, Kyocera provides FREE knife sharpening. Customers send their knives (unlimited) to our Southern California address, paying only for shipping & handling, to get their knives professionally sharpened back to a factory edge. Each knife goes through a proprietary 5-step sharpening process on a diamond wheel and diamond belt since diamond is the only material harder than zirconium oxide. Chefs and customers get their knives back in 7-10 days as sharp or sharper than out of the box. (For more information, download and print out this form.) People love this service. Kyocera also has an Electric Ceramic Knife Sharpener available for at-home refreshing of Kyocera ceramic knives. About Kyocera Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. Kyocera has become a leading supplier of advanced ceramic to several industries including: housewares, medical, aerospace, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, electronic components, printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2010, the company's net sales totaled 1.07 trillion yen (approximately USD11.5 billion). The company is ranked #554 on Forbes magazine's 2010 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies. read more

Shenzhen Knives
$49.99
at Amazon

<p><strong>UPDATE (7/1/2013): We have recently redesigned and reinforced our handles to make them more durable and comfortable whe...n you are cutting.</strong></p> <p>This set includes our 5" Slicing Knife and 4" Paring Knife with the horizontal Ceramic Peeler. They are perfect for small to moderate cutting tasks that requires precision.</p> <p><strong>THE CERAMIC ADVANTAGE</strong> 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><strong>STEEL KNIVES VS CERAMIC KNIVES</strong> 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><strong>THE SHENZHEN KNIVES ADVANTAGE</strong> 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><strong>CARING FOR YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE</strong> 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><em>CUT BONES: </em>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><em>CUT FROZEN OR HARD FOODS</em>: Do not use on frozen foods or hard foods (such as cheeses, carrots, melons, etc.)</p> <p><em>STRIKE HARD SURFACES:</em> 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><strong>SHARPENING YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE</strong></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> <p><strong>OUR PROMISE TO TREAT CUSTOMERS FAIRLY</strong> 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><strong>SPREAD THE WORD!</strong> 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

$15.99 $14.39
at Sears

Made from high quality, ice hardened stainless steel, these knives feature a white polypropylene handle with a checkered pattern. ...Easily sharpened and holds their edge well. The handle is safe, high impact, slip resistant as well as antimicrobial and micro-organism safe. The knife is and low temperature resistant and safe to use in the freezer. read more

$15.99 $14.39
at Sears

Made from high quality, ice hardened stainless steel, these knives feature a white polypropylene handle with a checkered pattern. ...Easily sharpened and holds their edge well. The handle is safe, high impact, slip resistant as well as antimicrobial and micro-organism safe. The knife is and low temperature resistant and safe to use in the freezer. read more

$15.99 $14.39
at Sears

Made from high quality, ice hardened stainless steel, these knives feature a white polypropylene handle with a checkered pattern. ...Easily sharpened and holds their edge well. The handle is safe, high impact, slip resistant as well as antimicrobial and micro-organism safe. The knife is and low temperature resistant and safe to use in the freezer. read more

Shenzhen Knives
$52.98
at Amazon

<p><strong>UPDATE (7/1/2013): We have recently redesigned and reinforced our handles to make them more durable and comfortable whe...n you are cutting.</strong></p> <p>This set includes our 6.5? Chef?s, 5? Slicing Knife and 4? Paring Knife, with the Ceramic Peeler. They are perfect for cutting tasks that requires precision, as well as larger tasks such as mincing, slicing, and chopping.</p> <p><strong>THE CERAMIC ADVANTAGE</strong> 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><strong>STEEL KNIVES VS CERAMIC KNIVES</strong> 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><strong>THE SHENZHEN KNIVES ADVANTAGE</strong> 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> <strong>CARING FOR YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE</strong> 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><em>CUT BONES: </em>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><em>CUT FROZEN OR HARD FOODS</em>: Do not use on frozen foods or hard foods (such as cheeses, carrots, melons, etc.)</p> <p><em>STRIKE HARD SURFACES:</em> 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><strong>SHARPENING YOUR CERAMIC KNIFE</strong></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> <p><strong>OUR PROMISE TO TREAT CUSTOMERS FAIRLY</strong> 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><strong>SPREAD THE WORD!</strong> 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

$58.00 $29.00
at Boscovs.com

When it's time to cut the wedding cake, you want a cake knife that is as special as the occasion. The china handle is distinguishe...d by an opalescent background, with pearl-like, hand-enameled accents. Limited quantities - while supplies last. read more

$13.99 $12.59
at Sears

Made from high quality, ice hardened stainless steel, these knives feature a white polypropylene handle with a checkered pattern. ...Easily sharpened and holds their edge well. The handle is safe, high impact, slip resistant as well as antimicrobial and micro-organism safe. The knife is and low temperature resistant and safe to use in the freezer. read more

Basics
$7.04
at Amazon

Clip point parer knife. For chefs who want Dexter quality at its most affordable. Offers performance and value for commercial use.... Features a stain-free, high-carbon steel blade with durable, slip-resistant polypropylene handle. NSF certified. read more

ARCOS
$63.19
at Amazon

ARCOS leading European knife manufacturer, producing knives 100 % made in Spain since 1745, introduces Riviera white handle series.... Specially designed for slicing very thin slices of bread the Arcos Riviera 8 inch white handle forged bread knife is one of Arcos finest cutting tools. Its perfectly finished handle shows very soft curves that provide a perfect grip and comfortable handle. Recalls the classic French forged style with a touch of modernity and elegance. This line is perfect for those who look for a light forged knife and cares about design, but values the traditional balance, resistance and perfect grip provided by the classic French forged style The blade is made of forged NITRUM stainless steel. If offers durability, toughness, is razor sharp and rust resistant. The handle scales are made of polyoxymethylene (POM) and is highly resistant to impact, abrasion and solvents. 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. read more

Mundial
$19.50
at Amazon

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

Mundial
$39.00
at Amazon

<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

Mundial
$49.00
at Amazon

Mundial's 5100 Series White brings a touch of contemporary style to a classic assortment of premium fully forged cutlery. Crafted... from high-carbon stainless steel, these knives feature a traditional three-riveted poliacetal handle. read more

Blue Sky
$12.99
at Amazon

Get this product in boxfuls for large events and constant use. These white, medium weight plastic knives are great for big crowds ...and easy clean-up. Shatter-proof and handy this is cutlery for every day, every meal and every occasion. read more

Mundial
$21.20
at Amazon

<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

Consigli
$393.00
at Amazon

<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

Mundial
$307.00
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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

Toponeware
$29.99
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Toponeware ceramic knives are made out of high quality ceramic material: zirconium oxide. The blade of ceramic knives retains its ...sharpness about ten times longer and is about one-third lighter than steel knives. Beside the exceptional sharpness, ceramic knives will never rust. Moreover, ceramic blade does not oxidize food; thus, fruits and vegetables do not turn brown while being cut. Ceramic material keeps the blade from transferring odors from one food item to another. Therefore, it does not alter the taste of food. It also won't give your food a metallic smell or taste like the steel knives. Ceramic knives also come with a non-stick surface, which makes it easier to clean. Note: 1) do not sharpen ceramic knives with sharpener made for steel knives (Ceramic knives can only be sharpened using a powered diamond sharpening wheel); 2) Always use wood or plastic cutting board; 3) Hand-wash only; 4) do not cut frozen food, bones, food with thick skin, coconut, or hard pastry such as bread; 5) Use your steel knives for heavy duty cutting. 6) The tip is extremely fragile. Do not drop. read more

Mundial
$19.50
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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

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

ARCOS
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ARCOS leading European knife manufacturer, producing knives 100 % made in Spain since 1745, introduces Riviera white handle series.... Specially designed for cutting and chopping the Arcos Riviera white handle 10 inch forged chef knife is one of Arcos finest cutting tools. Its perfectly finished handle shows very soft curves that provide a perfect grip and comfortable handle. Recalls the classic French forged style with a touch of modernity and elegance. This line is perfect for those who look for a light forged knife and cares about design, but values the traditional balance, resistance and perfect grip provided by the classic French forged style The blade is made of forged NITRUM stainless steel. If offers durability, toughness, is razor sharp and rust resistant. The handle scales are made of polyoxymethylene (POM) and is highly resistant to impact, abrasion and solvents. 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. read more

Sourced
$20.99
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Simple elegance is found in the Faux Pearl Serving Set. White handles are decorated with white satin bows. Cutting the wedding ca...ke is a moment that will be caught in pictures and memory, and this Serving Set is the one you'll treasure forever. Your wedding deserves the best - and the best comes from Hortense B. Hewitt, the leader in quality wedding accessories for more than 60 years. read more

Rosanna

Our classic oversized European flatware is fashioned in heavy stainless steel, accented with durable plastic handles with an elega...nt sheen. Created in Italy by skilled craftsmen, all pieces are dishwasher safe. This flatware will make any table setting truly elegant. read more

Mundial
$31.00
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Mundial's 5100 Series White brings a touch of contemporary style to a classic assortment of premium fully forged cutlery. Crafted... from high-carbon stainless steel, these knives feature a traditional three-riveted poliacetal handle. read more

Mundial
$215.00
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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

Toponeware
$10.56
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Toponeware ceramic knives are made out of high quality ceramic material: zirconium oxide. The blade of ceramic knives retains its ...sharpness about ten times longer and is about one-third lighter than steel knives. Beside the exceptional sharpness, ceramic knives will never rust. Moreover, ceramic blade does not oxidize food; thus, fruits and vegetables do not turn brown while being cut. Ceramic material keeps the blade from transferring odors from one food item to another. Therefore, it does not alter the taste of food. It also won't give your food a metallic smell or taste like the steel knives. Ceramic knives also come with a non-stick surface, which makes it easier to clean. Note: 1) do not sharpen ceramic knives with sharpener made for steel knives (Ceramic knives can only be sharpened using a powered diamond sharpening wheel); 2) Always use wood or plastic cutting board; 3) Hand-wash only; 4) do not cut frozen food, bones, food with thick skin, coconut, or hard pastry such as bread; 5) Use your steel knives for heavy duty cutting. 6) The tip is extremely fragile. Do not drop. read more

Crestware
$69.99
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Paring Knife 3.5", comes in 2 per pack and sold in package of 12 for 24 knives total. Quality with value price. The paring knife i...s made of high carbon German Steel X50CrMoV15 to resist rust, stains and discoloration. Ergonomically designed for easy grip to prevent accidents. NSF certified. read more

Zayka
$49.95
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A 6-Inch ceramic Chef's knife with a traditional, flared handle. Its timeless design combined with advanced Zirconium blade techno...logy creates a balanced combination of retro style and modern usability. Ceramic blades are perfect for fruit, vegetables, and delicate meats. Zayka blades slice effortlessly, making repetitive cutting tasks a pleasure for any hand. read more

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