The K1, also called Blue Whale, is a modern, ergonomically designed kitchen knife for the professional chef. The broad blade offers a stiffness and rigidity which make the knife perfect for delicate tasks. Also, the shape of the edge allows it to cut in both directions. The benefit of using a special steel is that the blade can be made thinner, lighter and more rigid and this makes your kitchen work easier and more fun. The laminate VG10 special steel will make the edge last longer and this is of course a particular advantage for professionals. The tang runs through the handle at almost full width, which gives both stability and rigidity for the knife.
We have paid extra attention to the shape of the handle – the grip must fill the hand without being clumsy while offering a shape that ensures safety when working with the knife. We achieve this by making the handle of thermorun rubber – the better the grip is, the less fatiguing for your hands. On top of that, the handle is easy to keep clean as it has no grooves or dents. The hygienic aspect is an important detail for those who work with food in restaurants and eateries – not the least for their guests.
Please note that this knife is not adapted for cutting frozen food, nor chopping bones, this will inevitably result in a broken or bent edge. For such heavy tasks we advise you to use a saw or a cleaver. And finally, the best working base is a cutting board made of wood – they are also more hygienic than plastic.