Hello to everyone and Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe we’re into 2018 already as time keeps marching along…
We had a really wonderful 2017 starting with Gourmet Housewares Gift Show in Atlanta .We had a great show with Myron Mixon demoing his Ribs and Famous Chicken Recipe on culinary stage at Atlanta Mart using his popular 3~in~1 Pitmaster Grill Tool. Then we were off to the International Housewares Show chicago where we introduced our new Chef Gear 5 pocket Roll bag.and we moved into a new showroom in Danbury, CT. We also began Cooking Classes at Ergo Chef showroom with Chef Plum as well as becoming sponsor of his excellent new WTNH CT series, Restaurant Road Trip which continues this year. Kicked off a New Yearly June Father’s Day Sale 2017 – in our showroom store with great success! Through the year Ergo Chef had the opportunity to offer up & sponsor hundreds of knives/kits for great charity events to help those in need both in and outside the culinary field. We sponsored Hava Nagrilla BBQ Event & Competition in Philly in August 2017 to a crowd of 8,000+ people.
September was a record year for The C.I.A., Run for Your Knives in Hyde Park NY, where Ergo Chef sponsored winners with many roll bags and pieces of cutlery along with other great prizes. Awards totaled over $60,000 for student scholarships in the culinary field. December came quick & we hit the road to DC for the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, where over 10,000 attendees flocked in to taste great BBQ, Food, Wine, Beer and of course fill there bags with Ergo Chef gear while watching Guy Fieri demo on stage along with José Andrés, Carla Hall, Victor Albisu, & Amy Brandwein to name a few.
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Ergo Chef’s New SHINZUI 8 Inch 67 Layer Damascus Chef Knife.
So what’s makes Ergo’s New Shinzui such a special knife?
If you are looking for high quality kitchen knives, Damascus knife with VG10 steel core is the best choice. VG10 is the name of the steel made by Takefu Steel. By global standards, Takefu Special Steel Company is small — it counts its employees by the dozen rather than by hundreds or thousands. But it enjoys a growing worldwide reputation for producing steel of legendary sharpness, the coveted VG-10. VG-10 stands for V Gold 10, a truly fitting designation for what is widely recognized as the gold standard of superior-quality clad stainless steel. Cladding is the bonding of dissimilar metals, utilizing the strengths of each one to craft a stronger final product. In this case, chromium (15.0 percent), cobalt (1.5 percent), carbon (1.0 percent), molybdenum (1.0 percent), manganese (0.5 percent) and vanadium (0.2 percent) are used.
Relatively small in terms of production, Takefu Special Steel Company’s VG-10 steel is used in between 60 and 70 percent of the kitchen knives (hôtcho) produced in Japan. Its ability to hold an exceptionally sharp edge and withstand oxidation have made VG-10 a top choice among knife enthusiasts. Value is another selling point.
This 8 inch Chef (Gyuto) knife is appropriately named “SHINZUI™” to encompass it’s total composition. It’s the Japanese meaning for core, strength and essence. From the blade it highlights the super strong and durable VG10 “core” having super “strength” and to the look and “essence” in the form and functional design of this 8” Japanese chef knife to give you ultimate performance in your kitchen!
This new SHINZUI Series Chef knife was designed for precise slicing through all types of food product with our newly developed Japanese Super Steel blade. Crafted with our Patented design providing ultimate comfort and grip, abbreviated bolster blend into the VG10 Japanese Super Steel Core blade for durability. The Japanese VG10 Steel is known for long lasting sharpness & extreme durability in the kitchen. The Japanese VG10 steel blade has 33 layers of softer Damascus steel per side for a beautiful one of a kind pattern with each knife & a hard center core of VG10 Super Steel hardened to 60 HRC for long edge life. A Precision 15 degree cutting edge per side provides easy Samurai Sword like cuts through the toughest of vegetables, fruit, red meat, poultry, pork and fish. Add the SHINZUI Chef knife to your kitchen collection and start enjoying your meal preparation today.
- Damascus Blade Made in Japan: VG10 Japanese Super Steel Core with Our Custom Damascus Layer Patterns – Each knife pattern will be slightly different. VG10 is a high carbon Japanese steel known for its samurai sharp edges and tough long lasting sharpness.
- Edge: Double beveled 15 Degree’s per side for incredible strength and smoothest cuts through toughest foods.
- Heat Treat: 60 HRC for superior long lasting sharpness and durability. Tempered to perfection.
- Handle: Black G10 fiberglass resin composite with red G10 stripes down both sides of the full tang. A Mosaic center rivet and 2 stainless steel rivets complete the look and are polished for beauty. The G10 handle is one of the world’s strongest materials for lifetime of worry free use.
- Blade Length: 8″
- Blade Height: 2.25″
- Blade Thickness: .090″
- Handle Length: 4.9″
- Handle Width: .880″
- Handle Belly Height: 1.120″
- Weight: 9.5 Oz.
- Lifetime Warranty & 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Order yours today: SHINZUI 8 Inch 67 Layer Damascus Chef Knife
Til Next Time,
Happy Cooking from Ergo Chef