It goes without saying that the knives used in kitchens and restaurants need to be, quite literally, a cut above and of a superior quality and there is one such example of this in the shape of the VEARK CK01 Stainless Steel Chef’s Knife that is funding over on Kickstarter as we speak. It is designed to be your one piece kitchen tool and boasts a 20cm stainless steel blade in classic chef’s knife shape.
Each one of these VEARK CK01 Stainless Steel Chef’s Knives is crafted in Solingen, Germany, to exacting standards and this will shine through in the finished quality of the product. Available for the bargain price of just £80 during the Kickstarter campaign, this exemplary piece of kitchenware takes its design inspiration from the belief that the knife is a tool – and might well be the most essential tool in your kitchen.
The overriding objective in the creation of the VEARK CK01 Stainless Steel Chef’s Knife was to deliver a piece of kitchenware that will generate it’s beauty and character from it’s raw appearance rather than by adding features like wood and rivets – minimalism is certainly the call of the day with the design of this first class knife. With well thought out ergonomics, the VEARK CK01 takes its lead from how professional chefs hold their knives with its open handle design which invites you to slide your thumb onto the blade and grab the knife right at the balance point – making it a pleasure to work with.
Boasting first class manufacturing techniques, there really is a tangible quality to the finish of the VEARK CK01 Stainless Steel Chef’s Knife on Kickstarter. It has been manufactured in a classic drop forging process which has been carried out in the traditional knife forging town of Solingen, Germany. Experienced craftsmen use all their skill and years of knowledge to craft a knife of highest possible quality that will make all your kitchen work as streamlined as possible.
The drop forging process leaves each knife with an individual pattern on the handle, just like a fingerprint which makes each one a unique piece – with two being alike. This is a beautiful detail that gives each knife it’s own character and will make it entirely unique to you. It has a 20cm (7,9″) blade while the overall length is 32cm (12,6″) which is drop forged from stainless steel and weighs 200g. The typical Solingen knife has a hardness of 55-56 Rockwell, but this exceeds that at 58 Rockwell. What that essentially means is that it is a harder knife which can get sharper and remain a sharp edge for longer.
Fix Up, Look Sharp
Keeping your knife sharp will be central to its overall performance and with the VEARK CK01 Stainless Chef’s Knife it is recommended that you regularly use a sharpening rod to keep it in top condition. VEARK will offer packages which include a high quality diamond steel rod made in Germany during this Kickstarter. It’s an oval steel rod, covered with microcrystalline diamonds, which will make it easy to maintain the sharp edge of your knife.
With prices starting at just £80 for such an accomplished piece of kitchenware, the VEARK CK01 represents somewhat of a bargain and if you’re looking for the ideal gift for a cooking aficionado, this might just be it. Exceptionally well made and with an unerring sense of quality, you’ve still got time to bag yours for a bargain price over on Kickstarter now.