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Porsche knives are on the cutting edge

Most people know Porsche for their cars. But did you know they also design products for various companies? These products are loved for attention to detail and revolutionary shapes and ergonomics. This knife is a good example of creating a knife that is exceptionally sharp and comfortable. It also has a distinct Porsche look.

Chroma Type 301 Designed By F.A. Porsche 10 Inch Chef Knife

Cutting with a Chroma Type 301 knife is like driving a Porsche, and for good reason. Designed by Ferdinand A. Porsche (the designer of the Porsche 911) with input from renowned Austrian chef Jörg Wörther, Chroma Type 301 cutlery excels in both performance and looks. Sleek and sexy, each knife looks like one seamless piece, but the blade and handle are actually different types of steel. The blade is crafted of superfine Japanese 301 steel and hand-sharpened into an acutely sharp angle for precision cutting. The handle is made of durable 18/10 stainless steel, triangular in profile and flat-topped for leverage, a totally unique and ergonomic design. Announcing the transition spot between handle and blade is a metal “pearl” that lets the fingers know their position, in place of a bolster. The comfort and control, not to mention the spectacular visual appeal, of a Chroma Type 301 knife have made ardent converts of many chefs worldwide.

Ann Bieri

If you like the type 301, you’ll also be tempted to get the other knives in this set.

Paring Knife

This Chroma Type 301 paring knife features a sharply pointed 3-1/4-inch blade, ideal for peeling fruit, sculpting veggie garnishes, and removing blemishes from potatoes, pears, and avocadoes. Weighty for its size and well-balanced, this knife comes in handy for all sorts of kitchen uses, and will bring you years of pleasure.

Chroma 3-1/4-Inch Paring Knife

Carving fork and knife

Chroma by F. A. Porsche Type 301 Carving Fork and 8-Inch Chef's Knife

The complete knife set

Get the most popular knifes in one package and save some money at the same time. You get 7 knives plus the block. Amazon currently has this at 35% off.

Chroma Type 7-Piece Knife Set with Block

Here’s a short and noisy video that shows you how thin these knives can cut a tomato.

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Minimalist Knife Magnets Safely Store Your Cutlery

There are lots of knife blocks out there. They can be fun, wood, metal, and very tacky. But the best knife block may not be a block at all.

Eva Solo Knife Magnets Set of 4

The Eva Solo knife magnets set mounts to the wall of your kitchen to keep your knives out of the edge-dulling drawers. They also look sleek and fabulous. It’s made of stainless-steel in Denmark.

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Boxed set of chefs knives

High quality knives make all the difference in the world. This set of Shun Classic knives would be a great starter set for the culinary student.

Shun knives are especially sharp due to the angle of the cutting surface. The cutting edge is ground to an angle of 16 degrees, whereas most German knives only use 22 degrees. The Japanese steel also allows the knives to hold their edge longer.

Shun Classic 3-Piece Boxed Flat Set

  • Gift box with 8-inch chef’s knife, 6-inch utility knife, and 3-1/2-inch paring knife
  • VG-10 high-carbon stainless-steel blades with 16 layers of stainless alloy for Damascus clad appearance
  • Stainless-steel end caps and traditional ergonomic offset bolsters
  • Black laminated PakkaWood handles designed for maximum comfort
  • Made in Japan; lifetime warranty

Here’s a great review for these knives.

The best knives I’ve ever owned, bar none. They come with a razor edge and are easy to re-hone with just a few strokes on the Kershaw-Shun steel (well worth purchasing to accompany this set). The damascus pattern and perfectly crafted profile slice through darn near anything (food-like anyway) with ease. I also got a 9″ scalloped slicing knife and sharpening steel to round out the set. The weight and balance are perfect. They are designed for right-handed chefs with a d-shaped handle so if you are a leftie they may not be as comfortable or easy to use.
L.A. Kane – Amazon

Here’s a video describing the Shun Knife experience via Williams Sonoma.

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Shun Ken Onion Chef’s Knife

This knife is more than just a beautiful face. Ken Onion designed this knife to fit comfortably in the hand and allow hours of chopping with minimal fatigue.

Shun Ken Onion Chef's Knife

Here’s what Kershaw Knives has to say about Onion’s approach to making this knife ergonomic.

en realized that for his knife to be truly ergonomic, the bolster and the handle had to work with the hand to release the tension in the forearm while at the same time giving the user complete control. He achieved this by first angling the bolster and extending it over the spine of the knife. Now when the user pinch-gripped the knife, his index finger would be over the smooth and rounded bolster, not the rough spine of the blade. Ken also created an inner curve on each side of the bolster, which formed perfect thumb and index finger rests. This, put together with the widened bolster, meant perfect control without having to pinch tightly, releasing all unnecessary tension in the forearm.
Designer: Ken Onion

Here’s a video of Ken Onion discussing his knives on a morning news show

You’ll need a good knife to make some recipes, such as this cobb salad by The Delicious Life: 29 Dimensions of Cobb Salad.

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You’ll be killing it in the kitchen with this bloody evidence knife

Fred and Friends will help you make killer food with this bloodied chef’s knife.
Fred and Friends Evidence Knife

It will be the star of your CSI Kitchen.

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Soft Cheese Knives by Alessi

Designed for cutting soft and semi-soft cheeses, with blades hand-forged at Berti Cutlery of Scarperia, Italy. The Alessi La Via Lattea Set of Soft Cheese Knives, created by Anna and Gian Franco Gasparini, has been engineered to ensure that every cut brings out the varied flavors of the cheese.

La Via Lattea Set of Soft Cheese Knives by Alessi