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Shun Ken Onion Utility Knife

Kitchen Stainless Steel Cutlery VG-10 5 Inch

Shun Ken Onion Utility Knife | Kitchen Stainless Steel Cutlery VG-10 5 Inch

If you can get past the non traditional aesthetic, there's actually a lot tolike about this Ken Onion design from Shun.

The handle is appreciably beefyfor a small knife, a touch which I find particularly appealing, as mostsmaller Japanese knives have handles which feel undersized in my hands. Themodified offset ...





Nesco Professional Food Deli Slicer

Electric 150 Watt FS-150PR

Nesco Professional Food Deli Slicer | Electric 150 Watt FS-150PR

Bought the Ruhlman charcuterie book and are looking to outfit your kitchen to be a home version of a salumeria?

This might be a good choice for the obsessive home cook willing to trade capacity, precision, and power for a low cost version of a professional grade slicer. It's definitely ...





Wusthof Gourmet Cooks Knife

Kitchen Cutlery Stainless Steel 10 Inch

Wusthof Gourmet Cooks Knife | Kitchen Cutlery Stainless Steel 10 Inch

It certainly has a German shape and a German name, but that's where the
similarity ends.

This isn't quite the same level of quality that most folks
expect from Wusthof. This stamped blade knife shouldn't be confused with
its more expensive "forged" brethren, but it will offer a respectable level
of performance at a ...





Henckels 19 Piece Knife Block Set

Stamped Stainless Steel Kitchen Cutlery, Twin Signature

Henckels 19 Piece Knife Block Set | Stamped Stainless Steel Kitchen Cutlery, Twin Signature

These stamped knives from Henckels aren't of the same quality as their "forged" lines. They're lighter and thinner which as a rule makes for a more efficient knife but they're definitely not as robust as the forged knives from Henckels, so I'd suggest they're a bit more appropriate for lighter duty use. ...





Wusthof Culinar Profile Knife Block Set

Kitchen Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cutlery

Wusthof Culinar Profile Knife Block Set | Kitchen Stainless Steel 10 Piece Cutlery

Wusthof is one of the "big two" German knife makers. The Culinar line shares similar blade characteristics and construction as the Classic and Grand Prix lines. The handle style and construction is what sets it apart from the others. With a contoured metal handle, one ...





Global Santoku Knife Set

Japanese Kitchen Stainless 3 Piece Hollow Ground

Global Santoku Knife Set | Japanese Kitchen Stainless 3 Piece Hollow Ground

Amongst the first companies offering Japanese knives to the US mass market, Global earned a spot in the hearts of cooks everywhere, including chef turned author, Tony Bourdain.

I've always thought that Global makes a fine looking knife with a futuristic aesthetic that is equally functional. Global knives offer a fine ...





Wusthof Gourmet Deluxe Knife Block Set

Kitchen 14 Piece Cutlery

Wusthof Gourmet Deluxe Knife Block Set | Kitchen 14 Piece Cutlery

I've never been a big fan of knife block sets. They rarely offer what I would consider to be the optimal mix of knives and offer poor value as they often have more "filler" knives than the types of knives which are most useful.

This set is no exception ...





Togiharu Virgin Gyutou Knife

Japanese Kitchen Carbon Steel Cutlery

Togiharu Virgin Gyutou Knife | Japanese Kitchen Carbon Steel Cutlery

In the realm of kitchen knives, Japanese virgin carbon steel is considered amongst the most desirable of blade materials. What makes Virgin carbon steel so special and why does a virgin carbon steel blade offer such fine performance?

Unfortunately, most steels these days, both carbon and stainless, originate from recycled materials. ...





Togiharu Inox Kitchen Knife

Japanese Professional Chef’s Cutlery

Togiharu Inox Kitchen Knife | Japanese Professional Chef’s Cutlery

Offered exclusively through Korin Trading in the US, and their sister companies in Europe, Togiharu knives have quickly established a reputation amongst professional cooks and serious amateur cooks for their thin geometry and fine performance.

Unlike the Virgin Carbon Steel Gyutou, I recently reviewed, this gyutou is made from INOX stainless steel, ...





Togiharu Molybdenum Kitchen Knife

Japanese Utility Petty Cutlery HKR-EA-P150

Togiharu Molybdenum Kitchen Knife | Japanese Utility Petty Cutlery HKR-EA-P150

This Togiharu petty is part of their entry level Molybdenum line, aimed at culinary students, entry level professional cooks, and serious amateurs. The steel is not quite of as high a quality as the mid level INOX line so it won't take quite as fine an edge and will require more ...





Suisin Special Inox Knife

Japanese Kitchen Professional Chef’s Cutlery

Suisin Special Inox Knife | Japanese Kitchen Professional Chef’s Cutlery

I've run across very few Suisin knives which merit significant criticism. As a knife maker, they seem to have found a nice balance between respect for the old traditions of the Japanese bladesmiths and modern knifemaking techniques and materials. Regardless of how they do it, I've consistently found their knives ...





Masanobu Kitchen Chef’s Knife

Japanese Professional VG-10 Blade

Masanobu Kitchen Chef’s Knife | Japanese Professional VG-10 Blade

If you want to be the cook with the coolest looking knife in the kitchen, look no further. Fortunately, looks aren't the only thing this knife has to offer. The Masanobu offers a handsome blend of traditional Japanese aesthetics combined with the modern performance of VG10 steel. ...





Global Meat Cleaver Knife

Kitchen Cutlery 6 1/2 Inch Blade

Global Meat Cleaver Knife | Kitchen Cutlery 6 1/2 Inch Blade

The days when every kitchen had a well used cleaver are well in the past along with the days where people routinely butchered their own meat and poultry. These days, the closest to a cleaver most people have come is the latest slasher movie at the multiplex. However if ...





Masamoto Sashimi Kitchen Knife

Japanese Professional Hon-kasumi Takobiki Slicer

Masamoto Sashimi Kitchen Knife | Japanese Professional Hon-kasumi Takobiki Slicer

The takobiki translates from Japanese as "octopus puller". The takobiki is a traditional Japanese knife which originated in Tokyo and can be easily identified by its unique flat blade profile and squared chisel tip. Many people will recognize many of the similarities it shares with the yanagiba, more commonly ...