Professional chefs are very fond of large cook's knives like this one. The long blade give the chef scope to cleanly and neatly cut and trim large pieces of food such as whole sides of salmon, cod or skate as well as finely chopping small ingredients like garlic and ginger. For many chefs this may well be the only knife that they use day to day. For a knife of this size, the Ran 25.5cm chef's knife is remarkably easy to guide and handle; in fact it feels as easy to use as a much smaller blade. The poise and balance of this knife puts you in total control of you cutting and slicing and makes clean, neat and accurate presentation easy to achieve. This knife is the ideal choice for both professional chefs and keen amateurs alike.
Yaxell Ran knives are made in Seki, Japan; a city famous for centuries for the manufacture of Samurai swords and fine Japanese cutlery. They're made from 69 layers of Damascus steel with a core of VG10, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Vanadium stainless steel hardened to Rockwell 61. This gives Ran knives their outstanding cutting performance and edge retention as well as the dramatic, attractive 'wood grain' pattern of layered steel on the blade which is unique to each knife. Every time that a sheet of white hot steel is folded and hammered, impurities are forced out of the metal making it purer and stronger. Each repeated folding makes the central layer harder and purer which in turn means that it can be ground to a sharper, longer lasting edge. The outer layers are tougher and more robust making the knife strong and durable. The more layers of steel that a knife blade consists of, the stronger the knife becomes and the better cutting performance becomes.
The handles of all Yaxell Ran knives are made of Micarta, a very strong and hygienic material made from layers of canvas cloth set in polycarbonate resin and formed at high temperature and pressure. The resulting knife handle is every bit as hygienic as a stainless steel one but much more comfortable to hold, particularly after prolonged use.
The word 'Ran' means 'The Excellent in Japanese; Yaxell Ran knives are truly excellent in every way and reflect the highest standards of Oriental quality and performance. Knives of this quality, poise and balance are genuinely inspiring to use and we're sure that their performance will put many others in the shade. Even after the most prolonged use your Ran knife will retain a fabulous cutting edge and still feel as comfortable as the first moment that you picked it up.
Arguably the most important tool in any professional or home kitchen, Chef’s Knives can accomplish almost any cutting task from slicing a pumpkin to dicing a shallot with ease. Chef’s Knives range in size from tiny 12cm models to huge 36cm blades. Choose Chef’s Knives with the longest blade that you are comfortable with for the most versatility.
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