Sous Chef Knives

Like it’s name sake these knives are designed for work. Streamlined, elegant and made for business! Handles clad with beautiful stabalized maple and  hand finished blades  keep these knives light, agile and classically styled.

Series Overview

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.

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Want Custom?

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 steve@ironmanknives.com.

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Checkout the online store for other Steve Watkins kitchen knife series. Whether you’re an aspiring home chef or a career executive chef you’re sure to find a great knife.  Visit the Store…

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