KRAMER - MAC - WUSTHOF - VICTORNOX - STONES
Zwilling J.A. Henckels company was founded in 1731 in Solingen, Germany. Their Kramer line of high-carbon steel knives were licensed by Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer of Olympia, Washington, to be handcrafted in Japan by Zwilling J.A. Henckels. Bob Kramer is one of the few Master Bladesmiths in the world specializing in kitchen cutlery. These knives are made by artisans in Seki City, Japan, the capital of Japanese knife-making since the 13th century.
MAC knives were first manufactured in Japan approximately 40 years ago. They boast a combination of the best in Western design and Japanese knife-making craftsmanship. Every knife is shaped, assembled, polished, and sharpened by professional Japanese craftsmen in a series of up to sixty-four steps. We are pleased to carry offerings from both the MAC Professional and Japanese series.
Wusthof is a family-owned operation dating back to 1814, located in Solingen, Germany. The quality of Wusthof knives is assured by a system of forty manufacturing processes per knife. Seattle Knife Sharpening offers knives from the Wusthof Classic series, which has been top-rated by Consumer Reports and consistently given high ratings by Cook’s Illustrated magazine.
Victorinox is the original Swiss Army company founded in 1884 in Switzerland. They are still located today in Ibach, Switzerland, where they manufacture the hand-finished Rosewood Collection of kitchen cutlery we offer for sale. These knives were first offered for sale in the United States in 1937 through R.H. Forschner & Co., and in 2011 the companies joined together. The Victorinox Chef’s knife has been named “Best Overall” by the Editors of Cook’s Illustrated magazine who identified it as “our favorite inexpensive chef’s knife.”
Sharpening stones are an essential tool for the do it yourself knife sharpener. We have a large selection of top quality Japanese water stones as well as many accessories for keeping your knives razor sharp. You're welcome to take a class here at the shop to learn to use the stones, or you can purchase a fantastic DVD that walks you through the process. Either way, sharpening with stones is a great way to keep your knives in shape and with the right tools and proper technique, anyone can do it.