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 Knives - The Happy Cooker - Pots and Pans - Winnipeg - Manitoba



From very modest beginnings Global has developed into one of the most successful brands of professional kitchen knives in the world. Still crafted by hand in Yoshikin's factory in Niigata, Japan, Global knives are manufactured to extremely high and exacting standards.

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Kai Housewares is your source for kitchen and housewares products from the Kai Group, Japan. Kai products include the Pure Komachi 2 line of kitchen knives that brings brilliant colors and sharp performance to your kitchen and the Pure Komachi HD line that makes kitchen color even more dramatic with a high-definition photographic coating on the razor-sharp blades.

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Kasumi knives are made of 33 layers of folded steel. Only the middle layer acts as the cutting edge, and it is made using V-Gold No. 10 stainless steel. Each Kasumi knife blade is a high carbon stainless steel with cobalt, manganese, molybdenum and vanadium for added durability and ease of sharpening. V-Gold No. 10 is a high quality steel developed exclusively for knives and scissors. The addition of cobalt to this steel requires special tempering in order to maximize the full benefit of this steel. Sumikama's technique for this special tempering is a closely guarded secret. Each Kasumi knife has a laminated pakka wood handle secured with stainless steel rivets. A beautiful knife that will provide a lifetime of performance.

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The Miyabi collections offer authentic Japanese blade shapes crafted from premium steel compositions, layered in exotic damask style patterns then hardened, tempered and honed for extraordinary sharpness. A choice of Japanese or modern handles in traditional or exotic materials enable a comfortable fit for the culinary techniques of a global audience.

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Incredibly sharp edges and unmatched aesthetics set Shun knives apart from every other kitchen knife on the market today. In the great tradition of Seki’s sword smiths, every knife is handmade by highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete. Every day, the legacy of ancient sword smiths serves as inspiration to the artisans in the Kai factories. Kai’s 100-year-old tradition of blade-making excellence, combined with the newest technology and the most advanced materials, makes every Shun knife a functional work of art.

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Steak Knives

Intended for the dining table, these are often designed to match other flatware. Used to cut cooked material too difficult for a butter knife like steaks or hard root vegetables. Most steak knives incorporate serrations for lasting cutting performance.

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Over the years, both customer needs and technology have changed. The Swiss Army Knife has evolved by responding to these needs, while remaining an essential tool our clients can rely on.

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WÜSTHOF knives are high-quality, top-class products, which are made with great diligence right down to the last detail. Knives, which are enjoyable to use and make food preparation a culinary pleasure in itself.The knife ranges have various handle designs to suit individual tastes and requirements in terms of ergonomics.

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Zwilling J.A. Henckels

There are a number of premium cutlery series to choose from. Each features a distinctive style, weight and balance to ensure a comfortable fit for every hand size. Our latest innovative series feature a contoured bolster, improving the transition from handle to blade for perfect balance and control, guiding the hand into a secure pinch grip. Wedge shaped blades simplify cutting techniques and allow for better rocking / chopping motions.

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