We love these handles because even when your hands are damp-ish, you still get a really good grip on the knife. I know, never use cutlery with wet hands, but when Mom and I cook, we are constantly washing produce, washing dishes, washing hands, wiping down countertops. The knife alone gets washed, rinsed, wiped no less than a dozen times during meal prep. Even though we wipe our hands and the knives dry, you cant get everything completely dry.The Anolon SureGrip really makes it safer to use the knives in a real-world kitchen setting. Its one thing to handle a knife at a kitchen supply stores, but its a totally different experience when you have to cook dinner for four in 30 minutes! The shape of the handle is ergonomic. Its like kind of a protruding belly so that you can keep a better grip on the knife. In contrast, my beloved Japanese Golden Knives have no rubber, wood or plastic handle its a one-piece knife made from stainless steel.
The handles are dimpled as a traction. But Im always extra extra careful with these knives I must use a terry cloth towel for wiping hands and wiping down the knife while I cook. I assigned these knives a gender on purpose. The handles are thick, round and have a heavy, polished stainless steel end cap (which serves to balance the knife as well).The real-wood Acacia knife block is gently curved, to complement the design of the handles. The set comes in both Bronze and Gray color the Bronze is a nice change to most knives which come in black. If you have a warm-colored kitchen decor, this set would look beautiful on the counter. The updated design of these knives mimics Anolon's Advanced Bronze Cookware Set. Ive never been a fan of full bolsters (thick metal piece that is between the knife blade and the handle). I think it makes it harder for people to get a recommended pinch grip on the blade pinch blade of knife with thumb and forefinger so that you get better control when cutting. Theres very little information on Anolons website on the specifics of the blade, other than Japanese Stainless Steel. I emailed their company for more information, heres the specs.
Rockwell Hardness 50 +/-2 HRC. According to Knife Up, The Knife News Magazine, The 420J2 stainless steel is a popular choice for knife manufacturers. 420j2 stainless steel contains medium quality carbon content. It has good corrosion resistance in salt free atmospheres and in most industrial environments. It is resistant to many chemicals and household cleaners; and, it is also a more durable steel compared to the 440 grades.
Its an inexpensive, medium-quality steel that is general-purpose. Whats great about the steel is that it is easy to sharpen, resistant to corrosion. Its good enough for medium use. Combined with the Rockwell Hardness of 50 +/-2 HRC, its a knife that youll need to sharpen and hone more often because of its softness. Its important to note that Anolon is known for their amazing cookware and bakeware.
Not specifically cutlery, like Henkels or Wüstof. In fact, they make one of my favorite everyday works. As for Moms 3-year experience with these knives, shes only. The knives with the included steel.It wasnt until we moved to Las Vegas, 15 minutes from her, that the knives were truly. With my electric knife sharpner. Honing a knife only straightens out the edge, aligning the steel. Sharpening a knife grinds the metal to create a new edge. Her Chefs knife, the one she uses the most, was dull, thats expected. But sharpening them made them like new again. Same with the paring knife. The other knives were actually not too bad, because she doesnt use those blades very often. Id definitely suggest getting a knife sharpener. If on a budget, just a simple manual sharpener, like this one, is perfect. If sharp knives are important and you have the extra cash, Id definitely recommend this Chefs Choice Angle Select electric sharpener, which sharpens both Asian style and European style knives.
Of course, you can always take the knives to a local sharpener, and for just a few bucks per blade, get them professionally sharpened. Anolon SureGrip Knives are Perfect For. These knives are great for people with weaker hands or arthritic hands. The handles are thicker, so you dont have to close your hand too much to get a good grip. I think thats why my Mom loves these knives so much she has had chronic pain issues in her right thumb, and these knives really helped her continue to cook.
Mom recently went through finger surgery, and is now using a different set of knives, which Ill write about later this month! If youre petite, have strong hands, this isnt the set for you.I think the handles are too big for small hands. Always communicate with us during the return process. The item "BRAND NEW Anolon SureGrip 17 Pc Japanese Stainless Steel Knife Block Set Bronze" is in sale since Friday, March 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Flatware, Knives & Cutlery\Kitchen & Steak Knives".
The seller is "smartchoiceelectronicsshop" and is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.