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 premium Arizona Ironwood with brass and black micarta rings surrounding a deep blue 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.
Our Desert Ironwood is sourced responsibly from Arizona and Northern Mexico, from the lower reaches of the Sonoran desert. It is very hard, very dense, and is one of a handful of woods that sinks in water. Ironwood also features some of the highest contrast and striking patterns of any wood in the world. Once used by the Seri Native Americans of Mexico for tool handles, we proudly offer premium grade ironwood on a variety of William Henry tools.