Shun Ken Onion Chef's Knife : Not every
cooking task requires a long blade. The Ken Onion
chef's knife is ideal for quick, small tasks such
as chopping and dicing herbs, garlic, onions, shallots,
other vegetables and meats. The Damascus-style blade
profile reduces sticking and tearing of food and speeds
prep times. The VG-10 steel core blade with 16 outer
layers of stainless steel on each side is stain- and
rust-resistant with a razor-sharp beveled edge for
superior cutting performance every time. Product
Features VG-10 stainless "super steel"
holds an incredibly sharp edge longer Blade's
distinctive moiré pattern helps ensure superior strength
Razor-sharp, long-lasting edge is ground to 16 degree
angle "D"-shaped handle design for supreme
comfort and control Ebony-black PakkaWood®
genuine wood handle is infused with a waterproof resin
for long-lasting durability Full tang construction
adds stability Stainless-steel bolsters and end caps
for superior safety and control Rockwell Hardness
rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge
Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing recommended NSF
approved* Made in Japan Limited lifetime warranty
*The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent,
not-for-profit organization that employs stringent
sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for
PostedMarch 21, 2008
I own several good kitchen knives. Two Kyocera ceramics, sharp and fragile with whimpy feeling handles, (my tomato knives) A Wusthof Classic Ikon 10" Chefs knife which I absolutely love. The most beautiful design lines. Perfect handle, wonderful balance, keen navigator, stealthy feel of absolute control thru any medium. Great edge retention. And my most recent addition to my knives, this Shun Ken Onion. While described as beautiful, well, you decide. Handle grip and feel, surprisingly good. While I prefer to work with the Wusthof, the Shun layered steel is in a world of it's own. It is by far the hardest, most durable edge I've ever used. (professional and private chef 25 yrs) This knife just cuts and slices and chops like no other. The steel is hard enough to maintain a sharper bevel than the German knives. Once again, expensive and nothing else like it!
John Boos Hard Rock Maple Butcher Block : The White House kitchen and premier restaurants prefer this 3"-thick hardwood chopping block, made from hard rock northern maple for exceptional durability. Protects knives from dulling and resists nicks, preventing bacteria. Crafted since 1887 by John Boos & Co. Hand-wash. Made in USA. Square butcher block is exclusive to CHEFS.
With quality second to none. Beautiful, perfect joinery. Heavy enough to never walk away while working. Assured confidence your precious knives are in happy land with every romantic musical "chink" sound your chopping makes, Boos Block is THE reference standard in excellence. Expensive and definately worth it. For the same money, the round one offers more working area. Your knives deserve it!