Knife Materials

 

The metal that a knife blade is made out of is a very important consideration when purchasing a knife. The different metals all have different characteristics of sharpening and holding an edge. Here are the three most common types of knife materials.

 

1. Carbon Steel

This is the Traditional knife material used most widely over the past few hundred years.

It is a good material because it can hold an extremely sharp edge. It also has several disadvantages, for instance, it discolors easily and sometimes transfers color to the food you are cutting. Carbon Steel also reacts with eggs, onions and acid foods

(it may leave a metallic taste).

 

2. Stainless Steel

This material will not rust or corrode but is a very poor choice for knives, it is too brittle and it is difficult to keep a very sharp edge on a stainless steel knife. We do not sell these, as they are disposable. If you own these, ask yourself - Is it time to invest in high quality kitchen tools?

 

3. High Carbon Stain Free Steel

This is a relatively new alloy that combines the best features of Carbon Steel and new modern alloy metals (Chromium-Molybdenum Steel). A quality High Carbon Stain Free Alloy Steel knife should have a Rockwell Hardness of 56/57 , this steel is the perfect hardness for the professional. It takes an edge as well as Carbon Steel and holds it longer, it will not rust, corrode, discolor or stain the knife or food.

Knives made of this material are highly prized by Professional Chefs and cooks and they are traditionally very expensive.

High Carbon Steel, High Carbon Alloy Steel, High Carbon Stain Free Steel High Carbon Rust Frei Steel and High Carbon Rust Free Steel all fall under this category. Forged knives are the strongest. There are a few other alloy steel names that are manufactured with similar materials. We also like the Titanium coated knives, made with hand forged pure high carbon blades and non stick titanium layered on the outside! Click Here for High Carbon Alloy Steel Knives


4. Ceramic Cutlery

This is a new process combines the best features of Cutlery and new modern age ceramics. These ceramics are the second hardest edge available, followed by diamonds. Click Here for Kyocera Ceramics - the best made.


5. Knife Sharpening

We have some important information on sharpening knives, Click Here for Knife Sharpening.

 

 





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Kasumi Nakiri with damascus blade, the sharpest knife made

Product # CD84017-KASUMI-NAKIRI-7IN
Retail $199.95 and up
Price Match by CM $129.95

This is a new Kasumi Damascus Nakiri (Vegetable) Knife with a 7 in. blade, it's the sharpest damascus blade made. The edge that it holds is hair splitting and remains throughout heavy use. The non slip ergo handle is very comfortable and virtually indestructible, perfect for every serious Chef. We could not believe how sharp these knives were until we tried each one. Kasumi knives are made from 33 layers of stainless steel in Seki Japan. Kasumi V Gold No. 10 Damascus Knives are crafted from the most advanced materials with the most advanced manufacturing techniques. Only the middle layer acts as the cutting edge, and it is made using V Gold No. 10 stainless steel. Each Kasumi knife blade is a high carbon stainless steel with cobalt, manganese, molybdenum and vanadium for added durability and ease of sharpening. The layers on both sides of the Kasumi knife V Gold No. 10 core are made by repeatedly folding together two different types of stainless steel and forge welding them by hand until you have sixteen exceedingly thin alternating layers. These sixteen layers are then forge welded to both sides of the V Gold No. 10 core. The addition of cobalt to this steel requires special tempering in order to maximize the full benefit of this steel. The technique for this special tempering is a closely guarded secret. Each Kasumi knife has a laminated pakka wood handle secured with stainless steel rivets. They also have a full tang. The handle is made from multiple layers of wood impregnated with a plastic resin. The handle is riveted to the tang.
Chefs Note: This is the sharpest knife out of the box! Possibly our favorite knife. Comfortable and perfectly balanced. Each knife is carefully finished by the hands of skilled craftsmen. You will love this knife! A beautiful knife that will provide a lifetime of use and the ultimate in performance. Lifetime Warranty. Free Shipping in Cont. USA!


Kasumi Damascus Vegetable Knife

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John Boos Maple Cutting Board

Product # CDAUJUS20x15BOOSBOARD
List Price $145.00 and up
On Sale $110.95

This is the reversible Au Jus Solid Maple Cutting Board! Features a wide groove on 1 side. John Boos custom makes these cutting boards for us from first quality Solid Rock Maple, 20 inches by 15 inches and over 1 1/2 inches thick. This reversible board is NSF certified and will not dull your knife! With proper care, this Maple board can last for life! Oiling it with Mystery Oil or Board Cream will keep it looking new. This board is the ideal size for most counter tops. Did you know that maple cutting boards naturally kill bacteria?
Chefs Note: A great board for carving a large turkey, roast beef or prime rib. Also an excellent choice for a gourmet BBQ. This is the cutting board of choice for all the Chefs here at Chef Depot. Find a lower price? Call us for a free gift. Emeril, Charlie Trotter, Paul Kahn and many other famous Chefs!

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Kasumi Chef Knife set

Product # CDKTB1-5-KASUMI-5PCSET/W-FREE-SHARPENER
Retail $699.95 and up
On Sale $497.95

This is a new Kasumi Titanium Chef Knife set, featuring the sharpest and slickest blade made. The edge is the sharpest and slickest blade made. The edge that it holds is hair splitting and remains throughout heavy use. The non slip ergo poly handle is very comfortable and virtually indestructible, perfect for every serious Chef. We could not believe how sharp these knives were until we tried each one. It simply glides through most any food! The outstanding Kasumi Titanium coated blade has been achieved by combining the best of advanced modern manufacturing. Keeps a sharper edge longer than other knives.
Chefs Note: Slicker than oil on water! Possibly our favorite knife. Comfortable, lightweight and perfectly balanced. Each knife is carefully finished by the hands of skilled craftsmen. You will love this knife! Mfr. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
The 5 piece kasumi set plus free sharpener includes one of each titanium knife plus the pictured sharpener. This set has everything you need to be on the cutting edge! Free Shipping in Cont. USA!


Kasumi 5 Piece Set + Free Sharpener (all 5 Kasumi Knives pictured) $497.95

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John Boos Maple Cutting Board

Product # CD24x18BOOSMAPLEBOARD
On Sale $110.95 plus free oil treatment ...
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This is the Solid Maple Cutting Board that is used by Emeril & other Chefs on TV! This is the cutting board of choice for all the Chefs here at Chef Depot, Emeril, Charlie Trotter, Paul Kahn and many other famous Chefs. John Boos custom makes these cutting boards for us from first quality Solid Rock Maple, 24 inches by 18 inches and over 1 1/2 inches thick. This reversible board is NSF certified and will not dull your knife! With proper care, this Maple board can last for life! Oiling it with mystery oil, will keep it looking new (available below). This board is the ideal size for most counter tops. Did you know that maple cutting boards naturally kill bacteria?

24 x 18 x 1 1/2

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John Boos Maple Cutting Board

Product # CDRA0324x18x2.25BOOSMAPLECUTTINGBOARD
On Sale $143.95 plus free oil treatment
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This is the Solid Maple Cutting Board that is used by Emeril & other Chefs on TV! This is the cutting board of choice for all the Chefs here at Chef Depot, Emeril, Charlie Trotter, Paul Kahn and many other famous Chefs. John Boos custom makes these cutting boards for us from first quality Solid Rock Maple, 24 inches by 18 inches and over 2.25 inches thick. This reversible board is NSF certified and will not dull your knife! With proper care, this Maple board can last for life! Oiling it with mystery oil, will keep it looking new (available below). This board is the ideal size for most counter tops. Did you know that maple cutting boards naturally kill bacteria? Find a lower price? Call us for a free gift.

24 x 18 x 2 1/4
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Maple Kitchen Islands are featured in Fine Magazines!

John Boos & Chef Depot Cutting Board

Product # CD007RA0600-GIANT-BOOS-BOARD-30x23x2.25
List Price $279.00 and up
On Sale $233.95 In Stock, ships free !

Our new Giant John Boos Cutting board is thick and heavy, a perfect match for your countertop or the outdoor patio BBQ. This is the cutting board of choice for all the Chefs here at Chef Depot and many other famous Chefs! John Boos custom makes these fine cutting boards for us from first quality Solid Rock Maple, 30 inches by 23 inches and 2 1/4 inches thick. This reversible board is NSF certified and will not dull your knife! With proper care, this Maple board can last for life! Oiling it with mystery oil, or Board Cream will keep it looking new (available below). This board is the perfect size for islands & counter tops. Did you know that maple cutting boards naturally kill bacteria?

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New Kitchen Center Islands! Custom sizes are available!


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