Kitchen knives, single bevel high performance Japanese Kiritsuke style April 27 2015, 0 Comments
Kiritsuke style Kitchen Knives
Chef knives, roast carving knives, slicers and Sushi knife for the professional chef as well as home cook tested by professionals.
Kiritsuke is a Japanese Term meaning "precision and strength to the downward cut". What could better describe the demand of the professional chef?
See Wikipedia :
Kiritsuke knives are not new in the kitchen environment. Nevertheless, we developed our blades to have the traditional Japanese left or right hand orientation. This means the knives are beveled on one side only. The Blade is shaped fairly straight with the typical tip design know as Dao Blade or Reversed Tantoo. This design is a characteristic of the Kiritsuke.
The hilt is shaped backward to offer protection from the sharp edge, a superior safety feature.
The handles are shaped for the left or right handed user too i.e. they are uneven in appearance. They are designed to give both a thumb groove and a comfortable rest for the first finger. For a comfortable feeling this will make the handle longer on the 'thumb' side. This handle will provide you with a better and more secure grip of the knife in all cutting applications, and overall with better control of larger knives.
The thumb rests nicely in the groove supporting the modern 'pinch grip' used by professional chefs. This allows a firmer grip and more controlled handling of the knife. The very unique ergonomic handle design makes the Terrier Blades Kitchen Knife series very comfortable for use by professionals and home cooks alike.
The picture above shows right handed knives, showing the left side of the blade with the thumb groove (the handle is longer on this side), no bevel on this side.
We use only the highest grade knife steel for our knives in this case a PM Stainless Steel (powder metallurgical made steel) with formidable edge holding potential, high wear resistance and superior corrosion quality. The hardness ranges ~ 58 – 62 HRC, double tempered and cryogenic treated to achieve optimal values, using the mechanical properties of the steel to the max.
The handle material is kitchen friendly and will withstand moisture well.
Laminated Diamond Wood (standard)
or Kirinite ™ , a phenolic acrylic, is our choice of materials for beauty and who doesn't like to have a beautiful tool in the kitchen.
Kirinite handle patterns:
|Dessert Camo||Royal Blue||Lava Flow|
Other patterns are available on request. Kirinite is not totally dishwasher safe as it should not be heated to 200F.
Other materials can be provided on special request.
Our different kitchen knife models
Chef Knives Kiristuke Gyuto
Roast slicers/ Carving Knives/ Sushi knives Kiritsuke Yanagiba
General Utility Knives - boning knives – paring knives/ Kiritsuke Hankotsu