Handmade Kitchen Knife–Chef knife (S18-C-006)
SafiTechs D2 Chef Knife (S18-C-006) which is hand crafted and beautifully designed to appeal all eyes. This knife has over 25 hrs of work invested into it, including filing, fitting, grinding, polishing and more polishing. This knife is not just a showpiece, its fully functional and heat-treated to take the impact. Impressive workmanship that will turn heads.
Kitchen Knives: Unlike other utensils, knives require time and effort (to master the techniques), and love and care (to ensure they remain in top condition for years).
Over All Length: 13.00 Inches ( 330.2 mm )
Blade Length: 8 Inches ( 203.2 mm )
Handle Length: 5 Inches ( 127 mm )
Blade Thickness: 5 mm Approx
Blade Hardness: 58 to 60
Edge style: Smooth
Blade Material: D2 Steel
QUALITY DOES MATTER
How to test kitchen knives
In choosing some of our chef knife, the Fine Cooking test kitchen ran more than two dozen models through this battery of tasks. Therefore, try using your favorite few knives to:
- Mince parsley
- Dice an onion
- Slice winter squash
- Cut carrots into thin strips
- Carve a melon
A chef knife should be sharp right out of the box.
- To evaluate sharpness, first of all try slicing through a sheet of paper.
- A really sharp knife will make a clean, swift cut. (Of course, if you have the opportunity, chop some food, too.)
- Also note the line of the blade because a gentle curve from the tip to the heel can help the knife smoothly rock back and forth during chopping and mincing.
For a substantial knife, its noticeable weight really worked in its favor. Markedly sharp and with just the right blade height, it has a comfortable, nubbly-textured handle that’s easy to grip.
Sharpen Your Knives
Once you have great knives, you want to take good care of them. You don’t need to sharpen your knife as often as you might think, but it does need regular honing. For more details click here.
Another good tip about how to keep the knives sharp is using good chopping blocks. Besides that, to keep them in the special drawer and knife block will help too.
The chopping block you use will affect the sharpness of the knife. The best surface on which cutting can be done is wood chopping clock.