Chef's knife 220mm (8.8") #MBK-85

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This is the most essential knife to have in any kitchen and is a must, it will be your most important purchase and will be the most used knife in your collection. Getting the right size and weight for your needs is important. The chef’s knife is versatile and used for most jobs in the kitchen, they tend to be slightly heavier in the blade than most Japanese knives and are thicker on the spin off the knife.

The curve of the chef’s knife is dictated by the rocking motion thats key to the western style of chopping - the point of the blade rarely leaves the board - but it’s noticeable that, as Japanese and Chinese knives have gained acceptance, Western chefs have begun to favour wider blades that enable a more ‘up and down’ chopping style.

Molybdenum stainless steels are a general class of Japanese steels that have a higher content of molybdenum than standard stainless steel knives. While all stainless steel knives have 10.5% or more chromium, not all have molybdenum. Molybdenum increases the corrosion resistance of stainless steel, making its use in kitchen knives particularly useful.

Currently our most popular series, the Professional Series features a thin 2.0-2.5mm blade for less wedging into cuts and an added bolster on the handle for weight and balance.  Most of the knives in this series are made with our Original steel with the exception of the MSK-65 and MTH-80 which use the Superior steel. The weight of the bolster in combination with the thin blades makes these knives extremely well balanced in the centre of your hand when using a Chef's grip; allowing you to cut through most foods using minimal effort.  Except for the MTH-80, MSK-65, and MSL-105 which feature elevated handles, these knives have traditional European shapes with a straight handle and pointed tip.

Weight: 205g

Handle Material: Pakkawood

Handle Length: 115mm (4.5")

Blade Length: 213mm (8.3")

Blade Depth: 47mm

Thickness at spine: 2.1mm

Thickness at tip: 0.5mm

Cutting Edge: 50/50

Blade Material: Molybdenum alloy stainless steel

Hardness (Rockwell scale): 58-60

Layers: 1