(as of Jan 28,2021 20:01:19 UTC – Details)
WORLD RENOWNED MICHELIN STARRED CHEF THOMAS KELLER
In 2018 Cangshan Cutlery and Chef Thomas Keller have come together to begin a new chapter in the world of cutlery. Cangshan’s uncompromising vision to develop the finest knives in the marketplace and Chef Keller’s continuous drive for innovation has resulted in an exclusive partnership that will allow them to develop beautiful and functional knives for home cooks and professional chefs. Now Cangshan and chef Keller come together with the same ideas about premium materials, the precision of craftsmanship and an eye towards design to create something truly unique in the world of cutlery. Cangshan knives are now being utilized at chef Keller’s critically acclaimed and award winning, Michelin starred restaurants.
“How the knife feels in the hand was extremely important. A knife’s blade is really sharp so you have to be careful with the knife. We wanted to make sure when a consumer grips the knife, they felt secure. I also need the weight of the knife to be balanced and need to be able to grip it close to the heel of a knife, so I want a smooth, thin bolster. This design also enables it to sharpen easily.”
Chef Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
PREMIUM MATERIALS, EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP, AWARD WINNING DESIGN
The Thomas Keller Signature White Collection by Cangshan is a model of precision and craftsmanship. Meticulously designed with Michelin starred chef Thomas Keller to ensure each knife performs perfectly in their distinct function. Sharp, bold angles create a keen focus on the stunning silhouette and minimalism of the knife. Sleek, all white handles complement the exceptional balance of the knives. Each knife is forged from Swedish Damasteel RWL34 Powder Steel, an extraordinarily fine grained, high alloy steel known for its excellent edge strength, hardness and corrosion resistance. The internal structure of the steel gives the knives remarkable edge retention without the brittleness commonly associated with harder steels.
DAMASTEEL RWL34 POWDERED STEEL
Powdered metallurgy had a long and fascinating history before gaining large scale acceptance in the 1900s when it became a viable means to produce tungsten filaments for light bulbs. The process allows for the creation of alloys that are impossible to create through traditional forging. Powdered metals are thoroughly blended allowing for finely tuned control of the density and properties of the subsequent alloy. The powdered metal mixture is then compressed and sintered in a controlled atmosphere. Sintering is the process where high heat is applied to the solid materials causing them to bond and form an alloy without ever becoming molten. This allows metals with high melting points to be uniformly bonded together creating alloy steels designed to exact specifications. Damasteel RWL34 Powdered Steel offers high edge strength, durability and high corrosion resistance.
Aesthetics must push into function. Every curve and angle is used to ensure a secure and comfortable hold on the handle. Our knives are exceptionally well balanced and every seam is flush. This means our knives feel great to grip and hold, work well for heavy kitchen use and are easy to keep clean and sanitary. The Thomas Keller Signature Collection has won a 2019 Red Dot Award, 2020 German Design Award and a 2020 iF Design Award for the exquisite craftsmanship and design of the knifeline.
It took 3+ years of research and development to dial in the specific heat treatment process that would ensure our knives are both hard enough to take a sharp 16 degree edge, yet durable enough to keep that sharp edge during heavy kitchen use. Every blade goes through our precise ULTRA6 heat treatment which brings out the best qualities of each steel and gives the knives a Rockwell hardness rating of 61 +/-2, allowing the blade to take a remarkably sharp edge.
At the end of the day a knife needs to perform. All Cangshan knives proudly can do just that. The quality and craftsmanship of the knives ensure they precisely and effectively perform their cutting functions giving the user a responsive and refined tactile experience that enhances and augments their skills and process. Every knife from Cangshan is handcrafted and hand sharpened, these are real, passionate artisans creating beautiful, functional tools.
Designed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller. Single large rivet features Thomas Keller’s initials. Set includes carving knife, carving fork and walnut storage case.
Forged from Swedish Damasteel RWL34 powdered steel, an extraordinarily fine-grained, high-alloy steel known for its excellent edge strength, hardness and corrosion-resistance. Full-tang blade construction. Bolster-free design supports firm pinch grip and allows easy honing/sharpening.
Ultra-precise 6-stage heat treatment creates a Rockwell hardness rating of 61 +/-2, allowing the blade to take a remarkably sharp edge. Hand polished and hand sharpened by expert bladesmiths. Knife features 16-degree Asian-style cutting edge. Durable white polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable and ambidextrous grip.
Packaged in attractive walnut storage box featuring Chef Keller’s signature laser engraved onto the box for a elegant touch. Magnetic storage box boasts unique hinge-less design.
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Certified. Lifetime Warranty against manufacturer defects. Wash knives with warm water and a little detergent, rinse carefully and dry with a towel. USPTO Patented Design.