Of all of the I.O. Shen European style chef's knives, the 210mm blade must be the most popular size. The blade is long enough to tackle small joints whilst the depth is useful for all kinds of food preparation including vegetables, fish and meat. This really is a "one size fits all" blade. A great knife to start your collection with.
For many years, knife manufacturers have been trying to use increasingly harder steel to achieve the ultimate cutting edge. The hardness of stainless steel is measured on the Rockwell Scale, with 62Â° being the highest grade commercially available. However, the brittleness of such hard steel has always been a limiting factor.
I.O. Shen has overcome this problem by using an inner core of super hard Rockwell 62Â° steel protected by two layers of softer, shock absorbing Rockwell 10Â° stainless steel on the outside to produce the ultimate cutting edge. They call this Triplex Steel Technology.
All of the knives in the I.O. Shen Mastergrade range use the very latest technology to construct blades which are not only amazingly sharp but which will also retain their edge for a phenomenal amount of time. They have been hand sharpened to a 15Â° angle, which allows for wonderful slicing and portion control.
The unique handle design distinguishes I.O. Shen Mastergrade knives from all others. It is an essential factor in achieving balance and stability. The Tai Tang is not simply an embellishment, it is an integral part of the handle.
The handles are produced from a synthetic material called ebonite which is both durable and heat resistant, although dishwasher cleaning is not recommended.
For complete care information, please see the I.O. Shen Care Instructions document above.
DISCLAIMER: KNIVES ARE ONLY FOR SALE TO PERSONS AGED 18 OR OVER. By placing an order for any knife, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over. All knives must be used responsibly and appropriately. In some circumstances we may need to ask for proof of age via photo ID.
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