E1 CHEF'S KNIFE
Crafted in Seki, Japan by a family with over 400 years of bladesmithing lineage, using VG-10 Steel with a Rockwell Hardness rating of 61. Finished in either Obsidian Black or Brushed Chrome, with a handle of deep ebony or tactile walnut. A peerless knife.
Express pre-order dispatch will begin December 1st—3rd.
Each E1 Essential Chef’s Knife is made with a Convex Blade shaped from VG-10 steel. This proprietary profile allows for the cleanest cut with every stroke, ensuring ingredients aren’t damaged through the cutting process and flavours are locked in.
The VG-10 Steel has with a Rockwell Hardness rating of 61, at once both durable and malleable, rust-resistant and peerless in edge retention, it is truly the gold standard.
Inspired by Wa handle silhouettes, Essential handles blend modern ergonomics with traditional Japanese wood carving, bringing a lighter weight and a blade-forward balance disposition.
In your choice of either sustainably harvested Ebony or tactile American Walnut farmed from regenerative forests in Missouri, both luxuriously polished and finished. A handle that allows for dexterity without compromising comfort.
Like the Katana of centuries before, each E1 Essential Chef’s Knife has been clad in the traditional Warikomi style. Achieved through wrapping a hardened steel core in soft iron, for Warikomi blades are prized for their unbreakable nature. On the Essentials, we’ve replaced the soft iron core with VG-10 Steel, making three layers of VG-10 steel. Unlike one solid steel piece, this is both more durable and easier to sharpen.
As is the long-held superstition, giving a knife severs ties. To prevent the accidental end of your relationships, we have included a small envelope inside each handmade Hinoki box. Before gifting the knife, we encourage you to place a coin inside. Upon receiving the knife the recipient may then offer the envelope back to you as a token form of payment. This small act will ensure that all cutting remains solely in the kitchen.
- Blade Length180MM
- Handle Length124MM
- Double Bevel BladeConvex Cutting Edge