Description from R. Murphy
R. Murphy’s Chef’s Select knives are designed and manufactured for long-lasting use and reliability. Our Chef’s Select blades are made from the highest quality carbon steel – valued by professional and home chefs alike. Carbon steel takes the sharpest edge and is unsurpassed in retaining that edge with continual use. We additionally cryogenically treat our carbon steel blades – a process that extends the edge life even further and provides the longest service between sharpening’s. Every blade is truly hand crafted – hardened, tempered to 58 Rockwell, polished and honed. The edge goes through one final process before it leaves the factory, so it comes to you razor sharp.
All our Chef’s Select knives have full tangs with Honduran Rosewood handles. The wooden scales for the handles are shaped and fitted to the steel by skilled craftsmen to provide a comfortable secure grip. A gentle radius where the blade meets the handle provides additional comfort when using the “pinch grip” technique. Before assembly to a full tang, the wood is vacuum infused with an inert acrylic monomer to increase stability and water resistance. The Rosewood handles and brass rivets are then polished manually enhancing the smoothness and beauty of this spectacular wood. All our handles are sized and shaped to compliment the blades and cooking tasks. You will appreciate this quality and workmanship every time you prepare food. These are beautiful knives!
8 inch (20.3 cm) Chef Knife – Cook’s knife perfect for cutting, chopping, slicing, carving, dicing and mincing. The edge of the blade curves upward toward the tip and is wide at the handle – well suited for cutting straight through the thickest meat, poultry, fish, fruit and vegetables. The curved edge is perfectly made for the rocking motion used for mincing and fine chopping. The thickness at the back adds weight and strength making this knife a joy to use. Our 8 inch chef is the perfect choice for food preparation easy to control, comfortable to hold and sized for most cooking tasks