The Kultro Gourmet Series pays homage to the extraordinary Japanese tradition of fine cutlery, but with distinct choices that could only be William Henry. Five knives ranging from paring to 8” chefs are finely crafted from forged stainless damascus steel, featuring 76 layers of 316 stainless supporting a core of 10Cr15V, an edge steel that is vacuum heat treated and tempered to an optimal hardness of HRC 60 for sharpness, wear resistance, and superior performance. The tang of each knife is hidden in a gorgeous handle of Ebony with copper and red micarta rings surrounding a white and black matrix African Turquoise centerpiece. Compressed resin finishes off the front of the handle, like the traditional buffalo horn used in Japanese knives, but more stable and durable over time. Elegant, balanced, comfortable, and lightweight, these knives are in a class all their own. A matching diamond coated sharpener completes the set, and the lovely American Red Maple display creates a striking centerpiece in any kitchen. Knife set is shipped in its own professional grade leather roll with protective blade covers, and display is fully assembled and ready to use.
Ebony is a dense black, or black&white hardwood, heavy enough to sink in water. It is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood.
Ebony has a long history of use, with carved pieces having been found in Ancient Egyptian tombs. Modern uses are largely restricted to small items, such as crucifixes, and musical instrument parts, including black piano and harpsichord keys.Traditionally, the black pieces in chess sets were also made from ebony, with rare boxwood or ivory being used for the white pieces. All our ebony is sourced responsibly.