Every self-respecting chef needs a chef's knife, the multi-purpose hero of the knife family.
This chef's knife is as suited to slicing and chopping veg as it is to carving meat, and at a medium size of 21cm meets a broad spectrum of food preparation needs.
All knife measurements are for the blade only, not the handle.
All knives in the I.O.Shen range have used the very latest technology to construct a blade that is not only amazingly sharp but will also retain their edge for a phenomenal amount of time. They have been hand sharpened to a 15° angle, which allows for wonderful slicing and portion control.
The harder the stainless steel, the longer it retains a razor sharp edge, but hard stainless steel can be brittle. I.O.Shen have solved this problem with special triplex technology - wrapping two reinforced layers of softer, shock-absorbing Rockwell 10° steel around the core of ultra hard Rockwell 62° steel.
I.O.Shen Handle Design
The unique handle design distinguishes I.O.Shen from any other knife. 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.
What the experts say
"The craftsmanship of I.O.Shen knives is truly outstanding. The balance of the knives and the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of the blade makes them the best knives I have ever used. I would highly recommend them for domestic of professional use"
- Adam Gray, Head Chef, Rhodes Twenty Four (Michelin starred)
"I truly believe that I.O.Shen knives are the best, strongest and sharpest knives I have ever used. I am delighted to be associated with them"
- Mike Robinson, TV Chef (Heaven's Kitchen & the Pot Kiln)