We are really happy with this ever growing line of knives that are being made for us by our blacksmith in Sanjo City. Like many knife makers, he started out making farm tools—in his case, sickles. When the market started slowing for these tools he put his hand to making kitchen knives, and we are glad he did.
This is a classic gyuto design in terms of size, proportions, and weight. As such it will appeal to many professional and home chefs as a do-it-all cutter and slicer. The height at the heel is a bit taller than usual for a 210mm knife, measuring about 49mm. This gives some extra hand room between the board and handle and makes the knife feel very secure and safe in use.
The blade is constructed with a core of Shirogami #2 steel, which is clad san-mai style with a layer of a soft iron on either side. The cladding is given a traditional kurouchi look, which is further refined with the addition of a nashiji finish. The blade face is quite smooth and refined. Adding to this good look is some nicely executed hand chiseled kanji. A lovely burnt chestnut and buffalo horn handle completes this attractive package.
Location: Sanjo City
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: White #2
Edge Length: 216mm
Handle: Burnt Chestnut D-shaped
Ferrule: Black Buffalo Horn
CKTG is at heart a small business so the service is personal. They are one of the rare companies that actually dispatch the order the same day as receiving it and provide tracking information. It is great to deal with an individual by name and it’s evident that they take pride and love in what they do.
Had a problem with one of the products and they went out of their way to resolve. I would highly recommend dealing with this company. It’s nice to find a company who cares and they will get me as a return customer.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Loved the instructional videos on the website.
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