When Steve Watkins set out to design the Sous line, he wanted to build a simple worker Bee…but if you know Steve simple isn’t in his DNA! What he came up with is a streamlined chef knife. Steve kept the bells and whistles to a minimum, while staying with a very classic Chef knife style.
Like a great meal a great knife needs a great recipe. Steve starts with O1 carbon tool steel. This steel makes excellent knives! O1 is a through hardening steel with has a long heat treat window. What does that mean? It is easy to harden…really hard. The finished hardness is 61-62 rockwell. This rockwell (measure of steel hardness) will get scalpel sharp and retain the edge for a long time. Next Steve attaches stabilized maple handles. Stabilization keeps the wood from shrinking and expanding which prevents cracking. Lastly he blast finishes the blade. A process that removes all machine marks. It’s a small thing that adds beautiful satin finish to the blade. No retailers are doing hand finishing. Finally Steve wraps these chef knives in a beautiful wood sheath, this pulls it all togather and adds protection to the shop edge.
If you’re interesting in collaborating with Steve Watkins on a fully personalized, custom knife check out Steve’s Collaborative work or call 704-207-9559 or email Steve at email@example.com.
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