All of the kitchen knives from our last batch
are now posted on the
Carter Cutlery Products website, and you'll find them in their own
category, the Stainless
Fukugozai Series. There are a quite a few 4- and 5-sun as well as
medium-size 6-sun knives there for you to look at... and make that
get one of the shorter ones for all your detail cutting needs.
The next new group of knives that are currently
in production include:
made from tamahagane steel
(the same steel that Japanese traditional swordmakers start with)
- Kuro-uchi (KU) Series
-- about 25 of these, ranging in size
from 4 sun to 10 sun
- Stainless Fukugozai
Riveted Handle (SFGZ-RH) Series -- 20 of
these, from 5.2 sun on up
- Japanese Pro Series
(Right Hand) -- only 5 of these
are in the works, all Nakiri, about 5 sun in blade length
- Neck Knives --
the largest number of knives in production now,
approximately 70 blades, many Wharncliffe, along with some other
- Custom Knives -- an assortment of
these for many of you who have
been waiting so patiently
few more clips have been posted on our YouTube
channel. If you haven't already, give them a view:
subscribe to our channel so
you'll be notified via email on the latest postings. We'll be working
on some shop clips next where Murray will be explaining about some of
the finer points of his tasks and address some misconceptions.
About Kitchen Knives
Ward has put
out an excellent and witty book on cutlery, subtitled "The Ultimate
Guide to Kitchen Knives." Check out his website and here
at Amazon.com for info on the book. We thought this excerpt was
good, showing how important it is to choose your kitchen cutlery
Sad Truth About Kitchen Knives... The knives found in most commercial
and home kitchens are like supermarket tomatoes -- designed more for
sturdiness than quality. Knife manufacturers make a series of
compromises calculated to keep the largest number of people happy for
the longest period of time. That means knives that don't rust, that
hold an acceptable edge, and are soft enough to take some serious abuse
without breaking. These compromises are not for your benefit.
They keep the manufacturers from having to deal with too many returns.
Because of these compromises, very few people truly love their knives
once the shiny factory edge has worn down.
agree, and that's why Carter Cutlery strives to offer the best in
kitchen knives to our customers. And that's the happy truth!
week we sent out our special email offer regarding the opportunity
to become a special part of Carter Cutlery -- to invest in our future
to take advantage of some fantastic forging courses and many special
benefits. There has been
considerable reaction to this Offer, some negative and some positive.
Murray will be posting to the KnifeForums
website to help
clarify the purpose of the Inner Circle membership, but primarily to
offer his advice on various knife-related questions. Be sure to
visit the special thread, Murray
Carter Questions, at the KnifeForums website, to keep
up-to-date on this very interesting discussion. Many other topics will
be discussed, so this thread is a must-visit for all knife aficionados.
By the way, KnifeForums is a very helpful
informative website to enable you to keep abreast on the latest in the
knife world -- e.g., their In The
Kitchen Forum is one of the largest forums on the Web and full of
practical advice. Bookmark this website for sure!
John Drollette, our
hiking guide and instructor, and Murray went on an
exploration hike of the planned course for our August Action Adventure
Check out this video John put together of some of what they encountered:
a great trip ahead! Some
more vids and pics are here:
Cutlery Prep Trip
our next email news,
Sharp and may God richly bless you!